September 9, 2022

Purdue police Chief Wiete swearing-in and pinning ceremony set for Wednesday

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Purdue University announced Friday (Sept. 9) that an official swearing-in and pinning ceremony will be held for Lesley Wiete, the new chief of the Purdue University Police Department, on Wednesday (Sept. 14).

“The swearing-in and pinning ceremony is a long-standing tradition in law enforcement, and we welcome those interested in joining us to celebrate Chief Wiete’s achievement, demonstrate our support for her and witness this momentous occasion,” said Jay Wasson, vice president and chief public safety officer.

The swearing-in and pinning ceremony will be held 3-4 p.m., in the Dauch Alumni Center Prusiecki Banquet Room. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

Wiete’s appointment was effective Sept. 1 following a comprehensive national search. Wiete is a 22-year veteran of the PUPD who started her career as a patrol officer and subsequently held the positions of sergeant of patrol, lieutenant of patrol, captain of administrative services and deputy chief of police. Wiete recently graduated from the elite Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, an intensive leadership and management program for experienced law enforcement officers.

Parking enforcement will be relaxed in the nearby Wood Street Parking Garage for all ceremony attendees.

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