New Hillsboro Chief of Police Darrin Goudy was sworn in by Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings on Monday, just one day shy of a year since his predecessor, former chief Todd Whited, handed in his resignation.
As reported by The Times-Gazette, Goudy was tapped for the position last month, replacing HPD Sgt. Shawn Kelley, who has served as interim chief since September.
Kelley replaced Sgt. Steve Browder, who was named interim chief after Whited resigned on Dec. 5 of last year.
Browder resigned in September of this year.
Goudy has served for the past 17 years as an officer with the City of Union Police Department and has 24 years of law enforcement experience.
He is also an Air Force veteran, and in his spare time, he is an avid obstacle course racer, wrestling coach and lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan.
Goudy told The Times-Gazette on Monday that he is looking forward to serving Hillsboro for years to come.
“I’m just really excited about the opportunity, and I’m ready to embrace this community,” he said.
Goudy said he, his wife, Molly, and their children have felt welcome in Hillsboro “beyond expectations.”
Hastings said, “We’re just glad to have him on board. I think we have a good pick to lead this department.”
As reported by The Times-Gazette, Whited handed in his resignation Dec. 5 of last year after he testified against Hastings in a criminal trial, after which Hastings was found not guilty of a number of felony charges.
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