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Manitou Springs Chief of Police Brian Churchill
Chief Churchill was appointed the Chief of the Manitou Springs Police Department on October 1st, 2019. Chief Churchill joined the Indianapolis Police Department in 1995, after serving two years as a patrol officer for the City of Noblesville, Indiana. He began his career with IPD as patrol officer on the North District and has been in supervision since 2005.
Churchill served the citizens of Indianapolis, with IPD/IMPD, in a variety of assignments, including the Operations Division, Professional Standards Division, Special Services Division (Canine Unit), the Neighborhood Resource Officer Unit, as an instructor for the IPD Training Academy (In-Service), the FOP liaison to the Citizens Police Complaint Board, and as an investigator for the Internal Affairs Unit. Churchill Served as Executive Officer and Crime Strategist for the IMPD East District from 2013 to March of 2015 when he was tasked to create a new Branch within the IMPD; The Community Engagement Office. As Executive Officer of the Community Engagement Office Churchill developed and implemented a social service oriented approach to policing. This innovative Branch addresses the root causes of crime. Innovative strategies related to issues of mental health, substance abuse, poverty and homelessness, youth and immigrant services and quality of life concerns are referred to community partners. This unique approach improves the likelihood that people will have access to a path toward self-sustainability.
Churchill is a 2002 graduate of Oakland City University with a degree in Management of Human Resources, and holds a Graduate Certificate from the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the 260th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA, and the IMPD Leadership Academy session 2010-01. Churchill is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates and serves on the board of the FBINAA Committee on Community Engagement. He is a retiree member of FOP Lodge #86 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5864. Churchill served his country in the United States Army as an infantryman in the 1st Ranger Battalion. He is a graduate of the US Army Ranger School and Airborne School. Brian and his wife Carol have four children.