The Valparaiso police announced the promotion of Patrick Yokovich to the rank of Patrol Sergeant. Yokovich is an 11-year veteran of the department, spending his career as part of the Patrol Division. Patrick is a 2004 graduate of Valparaiso High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Franklin College in 2008. Patrick is actively involved in training for the department, having served as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, a Field Training Officer, and is the current Coordinator of the Junior Police Academy.