City of Elkhart Police Chief Kris Seymore Gives us an update on Elkhart Policing
Aug 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Kris Seymore - Chief, City of Elkhart Police
City of Elkhart Police Chief Kris Seymore Gives us an update on Elkhart Policing

Kris Seymore was appointed to Chief of Police on July 2 by Mayor Rod Robserson. Seymore rose to the role amid a 22-year career as an Elkhart police officer and detective. Most recently, he had been a lieutenant with the Elkhart County Homicide Unit since 2016.

“He brings a burning desire and passion to elevate the performance, relationship and perception of our police department,” Roberson said. “He is overflowing with initiatives to implement and achieve proactive intervention that will build public safety within our community.”

Seymore said his vision for the department will be “clear and concise,” and he promised to lead with fairness and consistency. He also said as an officer, he lives by his passion for duty and compassion for others.

“I have passion to do this job, passion to serve, passion to do what’s right,” Seymore said. “Having empathy and understanding is what I will expect of this entire police department. No exceptions.”

Seymore succeeds previous police chief Chris Snyder, who will now work with Seymore as the assistant chief.

“I intend to implement the mayor’s vision, coupled with my own for this department, coupled with the recommendations that came from the PERF investigation into our department,” he said.

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