DCI assistant director to become Indianola chief

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — An assistant director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is leaving after a 28-year career with the state to become the police chief in Indianola.

David Button said Monday that his last day with DCI will be Thursday, and he will start his new job July 29.

Button is currently serving as assistant director of support operations, overseeing the sex offender registry unit, the fingerprint identification system, criminal history checks and other areas. Before that, he oversaw DCI’s gaming division, which regulates state casinos.

Button started as a trooper in 1985 before joining DCI, where he worked most of his career investigating major crimes.

He says he’s lived in Indianola 26 years, and is excited to become its police chief. He says he will miss his longtime state colleagues.

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