Town council re-elects president, swears in police officers


What happened: During the Jan. 7 Zionsville Town Council meeting, the council re-elected Josh Garrett as its president for 2019. Bryan Traylor also was re-elected as vice president for 2019.

What it means: Garrett was elected in 2015 to represent District 5, became council vice president in 2017 and became president later that year. Garrett co-founded the Zionsville-based tech company Mobi, which recently merged with New Jersey-based Tangoe. Garrett became president of Tangoe’s new division devoted to managed mobility services.

Traylor was elected to serve as town councilor for District 1 in 2016. He has been a resident of Zionsville since 2003 and is senior vice president of residential lending for Centier Bank. Traylor has served as president of the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, the Zionsville Board of Zoning Appeals and the Loan Committee for the Zionsville Micro Loan Fund.

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From left, Christopher Wheeler, Bryn Cavett and Amanda Heitz were recently sworn in as officers of the Zionsville Police Dept. by Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak and Chief of Police Robert Knox. (Submitted photo)

What happened: Mayor Tim Haak and Zionsville Chief of Police Robert Knox swore in three new officers, Christopher Wheeler, Bryn Cavett and Amanda Heitz.

What it means: The three new officers were approved and hired before being sworn in. They took an oath of office for Zionsville police officers, administered by Haak. Family members then ceremoniously pinned on their badges.

Wheeler, a 2013 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, most recently served on the Indianapolis Airport Authority Police Dept. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Indianapolis.

Heitz most recently served on the Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group in Danville, Ill. She graduated from the Southwestern Illinois Police Academy in 2017 and earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and political science from the University of Illinois.

Cavett graduated from the Memphis Police Dept. Training Academy in 2017 and earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice at Vincennes University. Heights most recently served on the Memphis, Tenn. Police Dept.

What’s next: The officers will continue training with the ZPD and be assigned positions on the force.