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Mayor Joe Hogsett Announces Appointments to General Orders Board

IMPD Chief Taylor announces appointments to General Orders Board

INDIANAPOLIS – (February 5, 2021) Mayor Joe Hogsett announced two civilian appointments to the General Orders Board: Jasmin French and Chrystal Ratcliffe. Each term will last for two years.

“These community leaders will play an integral role in guiding transparent, effective policy for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department,” said Mayor Hogsett. “I look forward to their thoughtful stewardship as we work to enhance trust and collaboration with law enforcement.”

French Headshot

French is a senior manager of Ethics and Compliance at Cummins. She previously served as an attorney for Ice Miller LLP and DLA Piper LLP. French is a member of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art’s Board of Directors, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Indianapolis Zoo and the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy (Indianapolis) and the Indy Chamber’s Advance 317 Leadership Exchange program.

Ratcliffe Headshot

Ratcliffe is a retired United Auto Workers union activist and has spent the last 24 years in leadership roles. She has served as the community chairperson for the UAW, and is past vice president of the AMVETS Auxiliary and Americanism Council. She is currently the president of the Greater Indianapolis branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She is also the 4th vice president for the Indiana NAACP. Ratcliffe serves on her parish council and is president of her neighborhood homeowner’s association.

In 2020, the City-County Council passed Proposal 237, which increased the size of the General Orders Board from three to seven, including civilian appointments from the council and the mayor.


Mark Bode, Deputy Communications Director
Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett – City of Indianapolis