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January 3, 2013

Morphet promoted to assistant police chief

Former asst. chief Carl Swan to return to former position

LOGANSPORT — Lt. Mike Morphet was appointed as Assistant Chief of the Logansport Police Department Tuesday in the fifth assistant chief appointment in one year.

Effective Tuesday, Morphet took on the assistant chief position, replacing Lt. Carl Swan, who moved back to overseeing the fleet and department training. Morphet was previously the assistant chief under former Police Chief A.J. Rozzi.

Morphet will work alongside Assistant Chief Bryan Hillis, who was appointed to the position this past fall as a second assistant chief.

The move came because Swan said he was doing multiple jobs at once, overseeing the administrative functions as assistant chief and still overseeing maintenance and coordinating department training.

“We realized it was getting a little much with assistant chief duties,” Swan said.  

The department had been looking at how to run more efficiently towards the end of the year, he said.

Swan said Police Chief Mike Clark interviewed officers and ultimately chose Morphet because of his previous experience in the position. Morphet worked as assistant chief under Rozzi but was replaced by Lt. Jim Klepinger when Police Chief Mike Neher took office Jan. 1, 2012.

Clark could not be reached for comment despite multiple messages left for him.

Swan was hired as assistant chief May 15, when he took over the position from Clark, who had been promoted to Chief of Police.

Before Clark, the assistant chief position was held by Lt. Jim Klepinger from Jan. 1 until Jan. 27, when he resigned along with Chief of Detectives Brad Miller. The move came after nine members of the police pension board, including Swan, resigned because Mayor Ted Franklin would not approve of the hiring of former chief Rozzi’s son Jason.

Swan previously worked with training and fleet maintenance and said he feels he has more of a “knack” for those departments, while Morphet is more inclined towards assistant chief duties.

“I’ve always been geared towards the training and vehicles,” Swan said.

Morphet has 22 years of law enforcement experience and has worked with the Logansport Department for 19 years. He also is one of the heads of the Neighborhood Watch program.

Swan said the move did not affect any other positions in the department.

Swan said he’s “content” to return to his former position.

“I want to be within the agency wherever I can be the most help,” Swan said.

Caitlin Huston is a staff reporter of the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5148 or caitlin.huston@pharostribune.com.

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