Mayor Tom Dermody and the Board of Public Works & Safety Tuesday announced the hiring of Roscoe Hoffman as the first-ever IT Director for the City of La Porte.

Hoffman’s resume includes 12 years of IT experience, most recently with La Porte County E-911 and Sheriff’s Office. Before that, Hoffman worked at Dunebrook as both a Family Support Manager and IT Manager. Dermody said Hoffman’s focus will be to improve efficiencies among departments and bolster the city’s cybersecurity against potential hazards.

“Roscoe will be a fantastic addition to our City of La Porte leadership team,” Dermody said. “In this ever-changing world, it is critical that we do all we can to protect our employees’ and residents’ information against bad actors. We are thrilled to add this staff position and ecstatic to have Roscoe be the one to fill it.”

Hoffman earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Purdue Northwest, and has additional training and certifications in Fortigate and Cisco hardware, and Caliber CAD and RM training for First Responder software. He and his wife Adele reside in La Porte County with their four children.

Hoffman began in his new role at the beginning of last week.