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Kevin Jowitt announced today that he will retire as Noblesville Police Department Police Chief on January 31, 2020. Jowitt has served as Noblesville's police chief for 10 years, the second longest tenure in the city's history, and has had a law enforcement career that spans 43 years.

"After careful consideration the time has come for me to take another path," Jowitt said. "It has been an honor to work alongside my law enforcement colleagues, and a privilege to serve the Noblesville community as chief. My law enforcement career has been challenging, rewarding and personally fulfilling."

Jowitt was appointed police chief by Mayor John Ditslear in May 2009. Under his leadership, Noblesville one of only nine Indiana agencies that have national and state accreditation; the crime rates in Noblesville have dropped more than any city Noblesville's size during the past three years; and Noblesville is the only department in the region to have police officers in every school building. He also implemented several programs during his tenure such as the Problem Oriented Policing, Traffic and Crime Analysis units.

"Our equipment, vehicles and training are absolutely first-rate; and most importantly, we continue to attract outstanding people who want to be Noblesville police officers," Jowitt said.

Part of Jowitt's legacy is building community partnerships through a number of outreach programs. He has been steadfast in his efforts to ensure that the citizens of Noblesville and the police department are working hand-in-hand to solve community issues. Jowitt implemented programs like the Citizens Police Academy, National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop, Volunteers in Police Services and the department's increased and interactive presence on social media.

"Noblesville and Hamilton County residents owe Chief Jowitt a debt of gratitude for his selfless dedication to making our community a safer place," said Ditslear. "Throughout his tenure, Kevin has served with honor and distinction. Most recently, Chief helped lead the entire community during and following the tragic accident at Noblesville West Middle School. I cannot thank Kevin enough for the work, leadership and vision he has provided the police department, and I want to wish him and Deb the best as they look forward to the next chapter of their lives."

In addition to serving the Noblesville community, Jowitt also is accomplished in the law enforcement community. He has served on a number of boards and panels including being president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police in 2017. Jowitt was recognized in 2018 when he was awarded the Distinguished Hoosier Award, which is one of the highest honors that the Governor of Indiana bestows.

"I will be working as hard as ever until the end of January as there is still much to do," said Jowitt. "I am also committed to helping in every way possible to assure a smooth transition and assist the new mayor when he takes office at the first of the year."
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Kevin Jowitt announced today that he will retire as Noblesville Police Department Police Chief on January 31, 2020. Jowitt has served as Noblesville’s police chief for 10 years, the second longest tenure in the city’s history, and has had a law enforcement career that spans 43 years.

“After careful consideration the time has come for me to take another path,” Jowitt said. “It has been an honor to work alongside my law enforcement colleagues, and a privilege to serve the Noblesville community as chief. My law enforcement career has been challenging, rewarding and personally fulfilling.”

Jowitt was appointed police chief by Mayor John Ditslear in May 2009. Under his leadership, Noblesville one of only nine Indiana agencies that have national and state accreditation; the crime rates in Noblesville have dropped more than any city Noblesville’s size during the past three years; and Noblesville is the only department in the region to have police officers in every school building. He also implemented several programs during his tenure such as the Problem Oriented Policing, Traffic and Crime Analysis units. 

“Our equipment, vehicles and training are absolutely first-rate; and most importantly, we continue to attract outstanding people who want to be Noblesville police officers,” Jowitt said. 

Part of Jowitt’s legacy is building community partnerships through a number of outreach programs. He has been steadfast in his efforts to ensure that the citizens of Noblesville and the police department are working hand-in-hand to solve community issues. Jowitt implemented programs like the Citizens Police Academy, National Night Out, Coffee with a Cop, Volunteers in Police Services and the department’s increased and interactive presence on social media. 

“Noblesville and Hamilton County residents owe Chief Jowitt a debt of gratitude for his selfless dedication to making our community a safer place,” said Ditslear. “Throughout his tenure, Kevin has served with honor and distinction. Most recently, Chief helped lead the entire community during and following the tragic accident at Noblesville West Middle School. I cannot thank Kevin enough for the work, leadership and vision he has provided the police department, and I want to wish him and Deb the best as they look forward to the next chapter of their lives.”

In addition to serving the Noblesville community, Jowitt also is accomplished in the law enforcement community. He has served on a number of boards and panels including being president of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police in 2017. Jowitt was recognized in 2018 when he was awarded the Distinguished Hoosier Award, which is one of the highest honors that the Governor of Indiana bestows.

“I will be working as hard as ever until the end of January as there is still much to do,” said Jowitt. “I am also committed to helping in every way possible to assure a smooth transition and assist the new mayor when he takes office at the first of the year.”

 

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I am sorry to see you retire even though it is well earned. I sincerely hope you and your wife enjoy your retirement. Thanks for all you have done for Noblesville and Crime Watch groups.

Congratulations Chief!

Congratulations Kevin and thanks for your service to all of us. Best wishes in your retirement.

Congratulations and best wishes in your retirement!

Congratulations Kevin. You have been a great friend, and help to me and my wife. We are honored to have known you and worked with you. Blessing to you and your family.

Congrats, Kevin!

Congratulations Kevin!

Thank you for your sevice

Congratulations, Jowitt! Thank you for your years of service! Did you see this Erin?

Great job Chief! Thank you and enjoy your retirement Sir.🇺🇸

Best wishes sir !!!

Congratulations Chief. It was a honor and privilege to server under your command. Enjoy your retirement.

Congratulations Chief. Enjoy your well earned retirement!!

Congrats and May you find great joy in retirement.

Thank you for your service sir!

Congratulations and enjoy

Congratulations Kevin. Enjoy your retirement. It was an honor serving you and the citizens of Noblesville.

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Noblesville City Hall will be closed from 11am to 4:30pm tomorrow (August 16) for emergency preparedness training. Only City Hall will be closed, all other city offices/buildings will remain open for business as usual Friday afternoon. ... See moreSee less

Noblesville City Hall will be closed from 11am to 4:30pm tomorrow (August 16) for emergency preparedness training. Only City Hall will be closed, all other city offices/buildings will remain open for business as usual Friday afternoon.

 

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This was posted 47 minutes ago.. At 11:20... On the 15th? Lol, how's that training going guys ;) Edit: thanks for the edit! All is clear now :)

Friday is the 16th.. Is traning Thursday or Friday?

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