New CPD police chief announces command staff

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 15:25

Columbus Chief of Police Michael Richardson has announced the new command staff for the department.

Richardson was sworn in as new Columbus police chief on Dec. 31 by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop.

Richardson is a life-long resident of Columbus and Bartholomew County and worked his way up through the ranks of the police department. Richardson has nearly two decades of supervisory experience and during his time at CPD, he has served in numerous positions including patrol officer, field training officer, bike patrol officer, bomb technician, uniform sergeant, uniform lieutenant, uniform captain, and deputy chief of police.

Richardson is a graduate of Vincennes University with an associates of arts degree in law enforcement and a graduate of Indiana State University with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA). Richardson has been married to his wife, Suzy, for 27 years and they have three children.

These officers will assist Richardson with the daily operations and management of the police department. 

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