Hacker earns YSB’s Ronald E. Mitchell Award

Det. Capt. Chad Hacker (center), of the Huntington Police Department, was presented with the Ronald E. Mitchell Award on Thursday, April 11, by the Huntington County Child Protection Team.
Det. Capt. Chad Hacker (center), of the Huntington Police Department, was presented with the Ronald E. Mitchell Award on Thursday, April 11, by the Huntington County Child Protection Team. Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Det. Capt. Chad Hacker, of the Huntington Police Department, has been recognized by the Huntington County Child Protection Team for his work to protect children in Huntington County from abuse and neglect.

Hacker was presented with the team's Ronald E. Mitchell Award on Thursday, April 11. The award is named in honor of a former director of the Huntington County Department of Welfare.

Hacker deals with child abuse and neglect investigation in his capacity as a law enforcement officer and in partnership with the local office of the Indiana Department of Child Services, said Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, in presenting the award.

In addition, she said, Hacker spends time at Huntington North High School to develop positive relationships with teens. He connects with youth on an emotional level, she said, and is always willing to talk with parents, organizations and individuals.

Complete caption: Det. Capt. Chad Hacker (center), of the Huntington Police Department, was presented with the Ronald E. Mitchell Award on Thursday, April 11, by the Huntington County Child Protection Team. With Hacker are team members Elizabeth Learned (left), director of the Huntington County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services, and Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County.