New officer no stranger to local cops


Jill Hatke goes on patrol for the Greenfield Police Department. The Noblesville resident was formerly a jail officer and reserve officer in Hamilton County, where she would find herself working with Greenfield officers on duty at Klipsch Music Center. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — Jill Hatke just started her job at the Greenfield Police Department, but she’s a familiar face to many of her new coworkers.

Hatke, 30, of Noblesville, was already acquainted with a number of Greenfield officers when she put in her application to become the department’s newest patrol officer.

Hatke had met several local officers, including Greenfield Police Chief John Jester, while working police patrols at Klipsch Music Center.

“We were talking about her applying,” Jester said. “Lo and behold, we had an opening, and she applied.”

Hatke, formerly a jail officer and reserve police officer in Hamilton County, replaces Rachel Runyon, a newly hired officer who left the department for personal reasons after just a few months on the job.

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