February 17th, 2016 From 9:00 to 10:00 AM
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Karen D. Arnett is the new Commander for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Northwest District. She began her career with the Indianapolis Police Department as a civilian police dispatcher and was later sworn in as a recruit in the 65th IPD Recruit Class. Commander Arnett’s prior assignments include Downtown District Commander for the past 5-1/2 years; Operations – Downtown Middle and Day shifts; Downtown Community Relations Officer; Human Resources as the Recruiting Officer; Training Academy; Internal Affairs Branch; Northeast District Day Shift Field Lieutenant and North District Detective Unit Lieutenant. During her assignment at the training Academy she obtained instructor certifications as an Academy Staff Instructor, Defensive tactics, Emergency Vehicle Operations and Monadnock Baton. She later became the Drivers Training Unit Supervisor responsible for the department’s Drivers Training Program and Accident Review Board. Commander Arnett received her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University. She is a graduate of the IMPD Leadership Academy Session 2010-01 and the 47th Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). Commander Arnett is a member of Eastern Star Church and has one son.