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Chief Henry McKinnon has been a police officer for the City of New Haven since 1995. As a member of the New Haven Police Department, McKinnon has served in several areas of the department, including Patrol Officer, Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E., G.R.E.A.T., Public Information Officer, School Resource Officer, Voice Stress Operator, Internal Affairs Investigator, Detective, and Deputy Chief.

 Chief McKinnon studied Criminal Justice at Indiana University, the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska and the Air Force Community College. Chief McKinnon also has over 800 hours of continued education from various criminal justice courses and training while employed with the New Haven Police Department.

Chief McKinnon is an honor graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and a member of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police. Henry is one of the co-founders of Indiana School Resource Officer's Association and is a former member of the Midwest Gang Investigator's Association. Chief McKinnon is a current member of the Allen County School Safety Commission and has received numerous meritorious awards from New Haven Police Department as well as recognitions from Allen County Prosecutor's Office for his service.

Chief McKinnon, who was born in Detroit, Michigan, lives in New Haven with his wife.

The New Haven Police Department currently has twenty-one (21) full time Officers, six (6) full time Dispatchers, ten (10) part time Dispatchers, nine (9) part time Crossing Guards, two (2) full time Clerical Administrators and fourteen (14) Reserve Police Officers.
There are sixty-two (62) people who each have very important functions to assist in achieving the overall mission of the New Haven Police Department.
New Haven Police Department Mission Statement

 With a vision for the future and a tradition of excellence, we are dedicated

to providing professional law enforcement services while working to obtain

justice and equality for all the residents and visitors in our city. The New Haven

Police shall treat all people fairly, impartially, and with respect and dignity while

maintaining the integrity of the profession. It is the mission of the department

to work proactively with the citizens to prevent criminal activities and to enhance

the quality of life within our community.  

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