Noblesville Police Department hires two new officers



On Aug. 4, the Noblesville Police Dept. held a ceremony to officially swear in two of its newest police officers in the Noblesville City Hall Council Chambers. In attendance for the event were Mayor John Ditslear, families, friends, members of the community, government officials and officers of the police department. Chief Kevin Jowitt officiated the ceremony. The new officers are Christopher Burton and David Barnes. Both were hired June 20 and have been receiving orientation training. Both are graduates of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and were employed as police officers with other law enforcement agencies prior to being hired by NPD. Burton served with the Rochester (Ind.) Police Dept., and Barnes served with the Muncie Police Department and Ball State University Police. The officers are assigned to the Field Training and Evaluation Program, where they will spend a minimum of 16 weeks. During this period, the officers will be assigned to several different field-training officers, who will provide daily training and performance evaluations. At the completion of the program, the officers will be certified to work in a solo capacity and will be assigned to the patrol division for the balance of their probationary year. Pictured, from left, Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear, Officer Christopher Burton, Officer David Barnes and Chief Kevin Jowitt. (Submitted photo)