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NPD Appoints New Deputy Chief

Noblesville Chief of Police John Mann swears in new Deputy Chief Lt. Jason Thompson (Photo provided by Noblesville Police Department)

Noblesville Police Chief John Mann is proud to announce that Lt. Jason Thompson has been appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief of the Support Division. Thompson replaces Shane Ginnan, who is now the Town Marshal of Yorktown.

“In the system we have setup here with staff, we’re really six working as one (police chief, assistant chief and four deputy chiefs). It is a true team effort,” said Mann. “Jason has the right chemistry, which he’s built up over his 17 years in the department, to be a perfect fit within our team approach. We needed someone who could step into this role that still has that servant leadership mentality. Jason is a great fit for that. We are excited, not only for Jason in his new position, but for the future of the Noblesville Police Department.”

The support division includes the school resource officer program with Noblesville Schools, traffic division, community service officers, intelligence division and the civilian staff.

Thompson has served the City of Noblesville for 17 years. For the past four months, he was the lieutenant with the criminal investigations division. Prior to that, he worked in the patrol division and also served as a field training officer and on the Emergency Services Unit. Thompson graduated from Mount Vernon High School before attending the University of Southern Indiana, where he earned an undergraduate degree in political science and advertising in public relations. Thompson and his wife, Jennifer, have four children.