Riddle swearing in ceremony

Chief John Riddle joined Concord Community Schools after serving 29 years with the South Bend Police Department. He was sworn in as a Concord police officer on August 3, 2021, and was promoted to Chief of Police on May 16, 2022. 

Chief Riddle is joined by Officer Alan Delinski in ensuring the safety of students, staff and visitors of Concord Community Schools. 

He joined Concord from the South Bend Police Department where he served 29 years in a variety of capacities, most recently as Sergeant of the 1st Detail Uniform Division, a position he has held since 2007. He is a second generation police officer, following in the footsteps of his father Robert Riddle who served on the South Bend Police Department for 28 years.  During his time in South Bend, he worked as a sergeant, evidence technician and field training officer, and served in the narcotics division and the investigative bureau. He was also a member of the department's rifle program.