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Fisher’s mayor selects new Chief of Police after former Chief’s arrest

FISHERS, Ind. – The Assistant Chief of Police was appointed to the new Chief by Mayor Scott Fadness.

Ed Gebhart was selected Friday and has been with the Fishers PD since 2000.

The appointment followed a case where the former Chief of Police stepped down.

Former Chief Mitch Thompson was arrested for allegedly operating while under the influence that caused a crash in Fishers.

“During his nearly two decades with the City, Assistant Chief Gebhart has demonstrated thoughtful, proactive leadership and adaptability. Through his career experience as a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer and patrol commander, and most recently as Assistant Chief where he led the development of the Fishers Crimewatch App, Gebhart has demonstrated the resident-centered approach and entrepreneurial thinking that we pride ourselves on as a City. I am confident that Chief Gebhart will lead our police department with this same dedication, putting our residents’ needs first and ensuring that Fishers continues to lead the nation as a safe city.” Mayor Fadness said.

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