New Haven will honor Lt. Herb Batz on Friday as he retires from the city's police department after 35 years of service. Mayor Terry McDonald and Chief Stephan Poiry will present awards to Batz in a ceremony starting at 10:45 a.m. in City Council Chamber of City Hall, 815 Lincoln Highway E.
Batz joined the department in 1978 as a patrol officer and served as chief between 1984 and 1986 and received numerous awards and citations.
In addition, two officers are joining the New Haven Police Department. Jen Hartman and Greg Lininger will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy March 31-July 11.