Kokomo Perspective 11 27 2019 E Edition Page A1

Kokomo Mayor-elect Tyler Moore announced he will appoint a 19-year veteran of Kokomo Po- lice Department as his police chief. In his first major ap- pointment, the incoming mayor said KPD Captain Doug Stout will serve in the role of police chief for Moores administra- tion. Stout will succeed current Police Chief Rob Baker, who was appoint- ed as chief in 2008 by Mayor Greg Goodnight. With public safety as my number-one priori- ty, it is only fitting that Dougs appointment is one of my first, said Moore. And the public should know that this de- cision was made only af- ter significant input from my advisory committee, from KPD icers - in- cluding personal inter- views with over a dozen interested applicants for the position - from oth- er members of the crim- inal justice community, and from numerous com- munity leaders and Ko- komo citizens outside the criminal justice system. All of this extensive in- put confirmed to me that Doug Stout is the best qualified for this pivotal leadership position. Stout initially joined KPD in 2000 as a patrol- man. He also served as a member of the KPD SWAT team, in addition to acting as Head Field Training icer and a member of the Bomb Squad Unit. From 2008 to 2011 he also acted as a public information icer and a detective, where he investigated all types of serious crimes and conducted under- cover operations. In 2011, Stout was pro- moted to sergeant and assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division Forensic Computer Sec- tion. This assignment garnered Stout the United States Attorney Award from the U.S. Department of Justice in 2016 for his contribution to a federal child por- nography investigation. In 2012, he was selected by the FBI to work as a task force icer in the bureaus Street Crimes Unit, and in 2014, he was named the American Le- gion Post 6 Regional Law Enforcement icer of the Year. 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Ac- cording to the panelists predictions, the coming year likely is to bring about decelerated man- ufacturing production output, drops in U.S. ve- hicle sales, and a decline in consumer spending. Political dysfunction and the ongoing trade war were attributed as factors to spurn these negative connotations, according to the panelists. For the last 10 years, weve been on cruise control at a nice mod- erate pace, said Alan Krabbenhoft, dean of Captain Doug Stout a 19-year veteran of KPD Stout Perspective Photo / Devin Zimmerman TAKING A STAND - Educators and students alike take to the Statehouse lawn last week as part of the Red for Ed Day of Action. Perspective Photo / Devin Zimmerman PREDICTIONS - Alan Krabbenhoft, dean of the School of Business at IUK, presents during the 2019 Eco- nomic Outlook Panel. On a day meant to mark a return to the statehouse for Indiana legislators, teachers swarmed Indianapolis in what was one of the largest public rallies in the states recent history. Last Tuesday, educa- tors, administrators, par- ents, and students from across the state made their way to Indianap- olis and the steps of the statehouse to make their demands heard. In total about 15,000 protestors participated in the Red for Ed movement. The teachers from around the state were sounding support for three pri- mary goals: ending the states new externship requirement for teach- er license renewal, to be held harmless for recent ILEARN standardized testing, and better pay. On the steps of the statehouse, Indiana State Teachers Association President Keith Gambill addressed a sea of at- tendees, mostly garbed in red and toting signs, calling for change with- in the states education system. Attracting and re- taining teachers is an issue that must be ad- dressed, said Gambill. Legislators have led us to this crisis. Fifty-first in the country for salary growth. Lowest pay in the region. Historic lev- els of emergency permits and positions unfilled. This system is unsus- tainable and is hurting our children. We cannot continue on this path. To the legislators in our statehouse, we say pen- cils down. Your time is up. A point of contention concerning funding still exists between lawmak- ers and educators after the last budget session, during which the state passed an increase in ed- ucation funding by 2.5 percent. That increase would come into effect over the course of two years. But, teachers still take issue with disparities be-

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