The Valparaiso Police Department has added a new officer with the swearing-in of Michael Lippelt.  Mayor Jon Costas performed the ceremony on July 26th, at the Valparaiso Police Department, with Chief Balon, numerous officers, family, and friends in attendance. 
Michael is a  Valparaiso High School graduate and holds two Bachelor of Science degrees from Purdue University.  Michel earned his first degree in Construction Management in 2010 and his second in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2017.  Prior to his swearing-in, Michael was employed with the American Senior Communities as a Clinical Dietitian.