Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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October 18, 2013

Batesville police officers get new responsibilities

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Holt adds, “Blake will do an excellent job taking over investigations. He was part time (in that area) the past couple years. He has very good people skills and is a very bright officer. He has been very successful in solving a lot of crimes in our community.”

Roope reveals, “I’m looking forward to applying the skills and experience I have gained in my law enforcement career to help resolve problems in the community. In many instances, the problems that exist in our community are also similar to those that exist in others around us. This particular challenge will also give me the opportunity to work closely with surrounding police agencies as we are always looking for new ideas from others to help us do our job more effectively.”

The chief announces, “Ryan will be a great addition to our investigative team. He’s good at dealing with people and is detail oriented.”

Metcalf points out, “I am really looking forward to the transition into investigations. I have worked a second and third swing shift for the past five years, and now I will be working investigations and a second shift rotation. It will be a big change for me working primary road duties and switching to investigations. My favorite part ... is that it is a great feeling to be able to take on a case, put the pieces of the puzzle together with the help of all of our guys, develop a suspect and solve crimes that have occurred in our community.”

Of the newest officer, Holt reports, “Brad grew up in Batesville and knows the community. He was working for the Rushville Police Department for three years, so he already attended the police academy. He is a Taser instructor and will be great in developing more training programs. He’s a good, friendly policeman, and he’s going to work out great.”

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