Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and Evansville Police Department (EPD) Chief of Police Billy Bolin announced Tuesday that EPD Officer Philip Smith will serve as the department's next Assistant Chief of Police.
Officer Smith has been with EPD since January 2013, and his been recognized for his work in the community both locally and nationally. He recently received the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, which was presented to just 23 law enforcement officers and deputies from 12 jurisdictions across the United States.
According to EPD, the position's upcoming vacancy comes with the retirement of current Assistant Chief of Police, Chris Pugh.
Smith will begin serving the city as Assistant Chief of Police on Jan. 1, 2021.
You can view EPD's full announcement, further detailing the life and career of Officer Smith, below.