LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-The Lafayette Police Department will soon have a new police chief. Chief Patrick Flannelly will be retiring in March of 2022.
Chief Flannelly has been with the department for 26 years and was appointed Chief in November of 2012.
According to information sent out by Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, Chief Flannelly announced his retirement in October 2021.
Mayor Roswarski conducted in-depth interviews with five applicants who expressed interest in the position.
He ultimately selected LPD Captain Scott Galloway.
Captain Galloway has been with LPD since 1998.
He is a graduate of Purdue and holds several specialized training certificates in the Law Enforcement field.
He says he hopes to continue to maintain the integrity of the Lafayette Police Department.
"I want to give back to the community as much as I can and it's a position that I hope I'll be able to instill my values," said Captain Galloway. "Which is integrity, accountability, and compassion for the officers that work here."
Captain Galloway says recruiting qualified police officers is going to be a big focus of his once he is sworn in.
Chief Flannelly has not said why he is retiring or what his plans are after.
An official pinning ceremony with be held for Captain Galloway at a later date.