SUBJECT: Sheriff Wedding to Appoint New Chief Deputy
RELEASE NUMBER: 2019-NR-066
CONTACT: Sheriff Dave Wedding
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding announced today that he will appoint Major Noah Robinson to the rank of colonel and his second in command to take over from retiring Chief Deputy John Strange III.
Major Noah Robinson is an 18 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. Major Robinson was a patrol officer with the Owensboro Police Department before joining the Sheriff’s Office in 2001. He spent eight years assigned to the Operations Division where he served as a patrol deputy and later as a field training deputy. He later moved up the ranks, serving as a sergeant in the Professional Standards Unit and then as a lieutenant in the Administration Division. Major Robinson will continue to serve as the executive commander of the Administration Division until his appointment as chief deputy later this month.
Sheriff Wedding said, “I am very excited to have Noah Robinson assuming the role of my chief deputy. I have relied on Noah heavily over the years and know he has what it takes to assist me in leading this agency. He possesses extensive operational and administrative experience and is well respected by his fellow office members.”
Chief Deputy John Strange, who is retiring on December 27, 2019, after 33 years of full time service, will transition to a part-time role as the assistant chief deputy with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Sheriff Wedding explained, “I am fortunate that John agreed to remain with our agency as a member of my leadership team and to serve as a resource for our entire command staff.”
The future chief deputy will assume his new role beginning December 27, 2019, which is the effective date of Chief Deputy John Strange’s retirement from full time service.
Major Noah Robinson is a graduate of Castle High School and attended the University of Southern Indiana where he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Social Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.
Pictured above: Noah Robinson will be appointed to chief deputy later this month.