Indiana State Police
INDIANAPOLIS – After an exhaustive search, a new Director of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) was identified and has accepted an offer to lead the ILEA through the year 2022, with an option for the contract to be extended upon mutual agreement. The new director, Mr. Tim Horty, will be a familiar face and name to many longtime residents of the Greater Indianapolis area.
Many lifetime residents of Indianapolis, as well as long serving law enforcement professionals, recall Director Horty’s 26 years of service to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department from 1981 through 2007. Horty started his law enforcement career as an Indiana University Police Officer from 1977 to 1980 as he was attending Indiana University where he obtained degrees as a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Studies and a Master of Education.
During Director Horty’s tenure with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department he had a number of assignments, inclusive of uniform patrol, vice and service at the training academy. Horty also served as a Patrol Lieutenant, a Mounted Unit supervisor and as a Deputy Chief for the East and West Districts of Indianapolis. Horty is most remembered by the public for his service as a Public Information Officer for three different Chiefs of IMPD.
After retiring from IMPD Director Horty joined the The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana, located in downtown Indianapolis, where he served as the Law Enforcement Coordinator and Public Affairs Officer for more than 11 years from 2007 until November of 2018 when he resigned to accept the Director’s position with the ILEA.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter, who, by Indiana Code, also serves as Chairman of the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (ILETB) which is the governing body of the ILEA said, “Tim is exceptionally well qualified – by his formal education and his exemplary years of law enforcement experience - to shepherd the ILEA into a new era of training excellence.” Carter concluded, “His leadership, organizational and consensus building skills combined with his level headed matter-of-fact approach to problem solving make him an ideal fit to be the Director of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.”
Horty has been married to his wife, Mary for 35 years. He and Mary have two adult children and one grandchild. In his free time Director Horty enjoys volunteering at his church, hunting, triathlon competitions and wood working.
For more information about the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, visit this link.
For a list of the Board Members of the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board, visit this link.
Indiana Department of Transportation
CRAWFORDSVILLE – The Indiana Department of Transportation Crawfordsville District will have our yellow salt trucks deployed in west central Indiana tonight. INDOT reminds motorists to be cautious while traveling during this upcoming weather system moving into our area.
The forecast is calling for a mix a snow and freezing rain to begin overnight and continue through the Thursday morning commute. Our District will have our yellow salt trucks deployed as our maintenance crews will continue to plow and treat the roadways during this event.
A few degrees can mean the difference between snow, freezing rain or rain.
Yellow salt trucks ready
INDOT will continue with a full crew reporting in at midnight to plow and treat the interstates, U.S. highways and state routes. Each route takes 2-3 hours to complete with salt assisting in melting between passes.
Know before you go
Before deciding to drive, check road and traffic conditions at http://indot.carsprogram.org, 800-261-ROAD (7623) or our INDOT mobile app. County governments post color-coded travel advisories on the Homeland Security website at http://in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory. For regular updates, find links to INDOT’s Facebook and Twitter pages at http://bit.ly/INDOTsocial.
Freezing rain and ice are the most dangerous of all winter road conditions because it affects all vehicle sizes and types, including those with four-wheel drive and INDOT's own salt trucks. In these types of conditions, motorists are strongly encouraged to stay off the roads to allow access for salt trucks and emergency vehicles.
Here are several steps that drivers can take to minimize the risk of losing control on icy roads:
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