The Valparaiso Police Department on Friday added a new officer with the swearing-in of Jonathan Hazen.  Mayor Matt Murphy performed the ceremony within the council chambers of City Hall.  Chief Balon, with numerous officers and civilian staff, joined several members of Jonathan’s family, who were in attendance to witness the event. 

Jonathan is a 2001 graduate of Valparaiso High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 2005, while majoring in Computer Graphics Technology.  Jonathan further served in the United States Army, having attained the rank of Sergeant as a member of the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.  Jonathan arrives at the Valparaiso Police Department, after having worked for the Olympia, Washington Police Department from 2013-2021 and the Washington State Police from 2011-2013.