A Big Promotion For Veteran Valpo Police Officer

Aug 30, 2017

The new Valparaiso Police Chief, Jeff Balon
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Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas promoted the head of the Police Department's investigations division, Captain Jeff Balon, to be the new Police Chief.  Balon took over as head of the department when Michael Brickner, the only police chief to serve during Costas' 14-year tenure as mayor, left to become executive director of Porter County's newly created Emergency Communications and Public Safety Department.

Chief Balon came on "Regionally Speaking" on Wednesday to talk about, among other topics, his career as a police officer and his vision for keeping the streets of Valparaiso safe.  Here's the conversation.