“How much does your belt weigh?”. This was just one of the questions asked of Linton Police Chief Paul Clark by the Greene County CEO students on 12 Dec. Chief Clark described his background and how entering law enforcement was not something he considered while in school. Through the influence of several teachers and a policeman he realized he needed to make a change in his life and as a result completed the Law Enforcement program at Vincennes University. The day he was injured by an inmate while employed as a guard at the state prison he received the offer to become a Linton policeman. Call it timing, but at that point he was ready to make a change and readily accepted. He talked about restrictions on use of deadly force and the advantages of a taser in the apprehension of suspects. The advantages and disadvantages of officers’ use of body cams was discussed. He provided insight on the responsibilities and authority of local law enforcement. Making the move to more administrative duties as Police Chief vice operational is a change he is currently working through. To be successful, conventional hiring practices and restrictions will need to change to select the most qualified candidates is one of the duties he presented. He also talked about a mullet, but that’s a discussion better suited for outside of class. Oh yes, the belt, weighs 18 pounds.

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