CICERO - Maj. Jim Hunter will be named Cicero Police Chief upon the planned retirement of Chief Dave Hildebrand in April 2018.
Hunter has been with the department since 1988 and has been Assistant Chief since 2008.
"It has been an honor serving the Cicero community and I am humbled by this appointment. In these next few months, Chief Hildebrand will continue to work with me to ensure a smooth transition until his retirement in April," Hunter said.
The Town also has hired Nathan Whitesell as a patrol officer.
He previously served as a reserve patrol officer with the department for 5 years.
Whitesell is a 2016 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and has served as a patrol officer with the Sheridan Police Department for the past 2 years.
He began his duties with the department on Oct. 1.
"We are proud to have Nathan join our Police Department as a patrol officer. With his recent graduation from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and his work in Sheridan, we feel he brings great experience to this position and he has displayed a great passion for serving the Cicero community," Hildebrand said.