New MSDWT Police Chief Named

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 22, 2021) – Lt. Roosevelt Lindsey has been named our new Chief of Washington Township School Police and Coordinator of Safety and Security. 

Lt. Lindsey
New Chief Named

Mr. Roosevelt L. Lindsey started his law enforcement career in March 1997 with the Indianapolis Public School’s Police Department (IPSPD). During his 19-year tenure he rose to the rank of Detective. As an Investigator for IPSPD he was assigned Detective of both Criminal and Internal Investigations. He also served as a reserve deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s office for 8 years. Prior to entering the field of law enforcement Mr. Lindsey proudly served our country well in the United States Army on active duty and reserve status for a combined 8 years. Lt. Lindsey received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Police Management.

Since July 2016, Mr. Lindsey has served as the Lieutenant of the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township’s Police Department as well as Lead Resource Officer at North Central High School. While serving as Lieutenant he has established meaningful working relationships with students, staff, and families.  One of his many strengths includes his ability to deescalate situations by identifying and addressing socio-emotional needs of individuals. This approach results in great opportunities to maintain safety and security and reshape the impression of police and the law enforcement system. Lt. Lindsey leads by example and this leadership characteristic is also seen in the officers he supervises and manages. 

“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve as MSDWT Chief of Police,” said Lindsey. “Thank you for entrusting me with the safety and security of our community.”

Mr. Roosevelt L. Lindsey and his wife of 34 years (Celeste) have 3 adult children: Jasmine, Wesley, and Jalen and 1 beautiful granddaughter, Nyla. We are excited for Lt. Roosevelt Lindsey to serve our District in this new and critical leadership role starting October 1.

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