It has been a month of new appointments for key positions for the city of Evansville.

New Police and Fire Chief for the City of Evansville, Indiana

The city of Evansville has a new Police Chief and Fire Chief. Mayor Terry has appointed Phillip Smith as the Police Chief. Tony Knight has been named Evansville's Fire Chief.

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Evansville Police Department Names New Assistant Chief Nathan Hassler

Assistant Chief Nathan Hassler has more certifications and experience than you can count on two hands. His name may seem familiar since he is from Evansville, Indiana. Hassler graduated from Mater Dei High School. He has been with the Evansville Police Department since 2010.

Photo: Phillip Smith EPD
Photo: Phillip Smith EPD

Mayor Stephanie Terry and Chief Phillip Smith's Announcement

Evansville Mayor Stephanie Terry and Chief of Police Philip Smith are proud and honored to announce Nathan Hassler as the next Assistant Chief of the Evansville Police Department! Assistant Chief Hassler is an Evansville native that’s proud of his education, first as a grade school student at Westside Catholic School and as a graduate of Mater Dei High School. He also attended the University of Southern Indiana before being hired as an Evansville Police Officer in 2010. Assistant Chief Hassler is a graduate of the Southwestern Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, class 10-8. Upon completion of the police academy Hassler was assigned as a motor patrol officer in Evansville’s West sector. During his time in motor patrol, he served in Mobile Field Force, Gang Task Force, and as a Field Training Officer. In 2016 Hassler was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Meth Suppression Unit. A short time later, Hassler earned his certification as a Clandestine Laboratory Investigator from the Drug Enforcement Administration in Quantico, Virginia. Hassler was promoted to Sergeant in June of 2021 and supervised motor patrol officers on Evansville’s west side until he was transferred to supervise detectives in the Evansville-Vanderburgh Joint Drug Task Force. Hassler is very proud of his career thus far at the Evansville Police Department. He is especially proud and thankful for the time he had the privilege to serve in the Joint Drug Task Force. Hassler is looking forward to drawing on his experience to assist Chief Smith in making the Evansville Police Department a better and more effective department for not only the employees, but also for the citizens in which we serve. Assistant Chief Hassler and his family are dedicated to service in the Evansville community. His parents Lynn and Clare are proud of him, as well as his brothers, Jake, a fellow Evansville Police Officer, and Luke, a Catholic Priest in the Diocese of Evansville. Assistant Chief Hassler lives in Evansville with his wife and 3 children.
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