Daugherty Sworn In As Aurora’s Chief of Police
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – The Aurora Police Department has a new chief.
Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. appointed Sgt. Josh Daugherty to the position Monday. Daugherty was sworn in by Dearborn County Magistrate and former Aurora City Attorney Kimberly Schmaltz.
Daugherty has been a police officer for 16 years, 13 of those with the Aurora Police Department. The Rising Sun High School graduate was promoted to the rank of sergeant four years ago.
“I am confident in Josh Daugherty’s ability to lead our police department well into the future. He is excited about this opportunity and will work hard serving the citizens of Aurora, as he has for the past 13 years,” said Hastings.
Daugherty had been the Aurora PD’s interim chief following the suspension of former Chief of Police Bryan Fields last month, following a December 15 alleged incident at his home resulting in criminal charges of Domestic Batter and Battery. Fields resigned from the police department on Friday, January 10.