On Dec. 31st Indianapolis Mayor, Joe Hogsett announced Randal Taylor as the new Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Chief. Taylor took over the position after former Chief, Byran Roach announced his retirement.
Taylor began his career in law enforcement over 30 years, with 26 of those years spent in Indianapolis. In 1987, he became an officer in Champaign, Illinois. Later, in 1993, he joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Department . He transitioned to IMPD after the merger between the sheriff’s and Indianapolis Police departments in 2007.
Taylor stopped by The Light studio to speak on the Indianapolis homicide rates, how we can do better as a community, and how he feels in his new role.