Public safety finalists emerge

September 5, 2012

Two candidates have emerged as favorites in efforts to name a new public safety director in Indianapolis. Mayor Greg Ballard’s search committee on Tuesday interviewed two candidates from Texas: Todd M. Keil, a former assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Troy Riggs, the assistant city manager and former police chief of Corpus Christi. Local candidates include city fire chief Ryan Sanford and Homeland Security Chief Gary Coons. About 40 people applied for the job when former director Frank Straub announced his resignation in late April.