Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept. Capt. John Mann appreciates what mayor-elect Chris Jensen is already doing for the City of Noblesville.
Mann will soon join leave the Indianapolis Metropolitan Policed Dept. to join Jensen’s administrative staff as chief of the Noblesville Police Dept. Mann appreciates the fact Jensen has created a director of public safety position in Noblesville, a role Mann said is uncommon for smaller municipalities.
“That was what was so attractive. I thought about our mayor coming in that he’s thinking bigger from the beginning, which is, when I am a (Noblesville) resident, what I want out of my city leader, not staying stale,” Mann said. “(Jensen) wants the city to prosper and be everything it can be, with the police department right along by its side.”
Mann begins his new position Jan. 1.
“I think, No. 1, (the community’s) needs and concerns (are my top priority),” he said. “I will listen to how they want to push a great department even further.”
Mann cites his strengths as being able to apply new ideas and directions to lead the department.
“I want residents and businesses to see an impact immediately,” he said. “That’s a great focus where in my ability to move forward will lie.”
Mann has a long history with IMPD, where he started in 1992 as a patrol officer. He became a sergeant in 2005 and a lieutenant in 2010 before becoming a captain in 2016. He was a member of the Indianapolis Police Dept. SCUBA team for 12 years before it disbanded in 2006. He has a master’s degree in criminology from Indiana State University and is a 2013 graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Mann has a number of interests outside of work.
“I golf, I love SCUBA,” he said. “I’ve got four daughters. I do stay busy, but my youngest graduates this year and goes off to school, so I’m looking to use my extra time to get involved and be a part of the fabric of the community. I’m not looking to just be chief of police. I want people to know me as a person. I want people to know me on a different level they may not have known other chiefs.
“Noblesville is an opportunity that allows me to bring that type of community leadership to the table.”
Mann lives in Greenwood with his wife, Tina, and youngest of their four daughter. The family plans to move to Noblesville. The couple’s daughters are Macey, Megan, Meredith and Katherine.