Richard Hall, a Bloomington native, began working as a patrol officer at IUPD-Bloomington in September 2018, after working in Indianapolis for almost seven years as a patrol officer with Indiana State Capitol Police and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
"I was fortunate enough to be able to return back home to serve my community, which is important to me," he said.
Hall married his "beautiful and amazing wife," Terra Hall. They have a beautiful daughter named Alexandria and plan on having more children. He loves spending time with his family and
He said he enjoys working in law enforcement because you work with the public, and the career is always changing. "It gives me opportunities to help make a difference in the community. Some of the tasks could be speaking with children, and giving them the opportunity to meet a police officer in a positive perspective. Other job-related duties are conducting traffic stops, working traffic accident investigations, security patrols, and welfare checks to name a few."
"What I would like to say to the community is, 'Reach out and say hello when you come into contact with a police officer. Let them know you appreciate what they do.' I would also say just listen to what you’re being told when being stopped by a police officer, whether it be for a traffic stop or you’re involved in a vehicle accident. At the end of the day, we're just wanting to serve and help the public while performing our job duties."