John Doughty was hired by the Hammond Police Department on December 31,
1983, and is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. During his tenure he has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Narcotics Officer,
Evidence Technician, and K9 Handler. He was assigned to the DEA Task force,
was on the HPD SWAT team for 22 years, and completed his assignment as the SWAT Commander for his last 2 years. John attained the ranks of 1st Class Patrolman, 2nd Class Patrolman, Corporal, Sergeant, was promoted to the rank of Captain in February of 2004, and for the last eight (8) years, has fulfilled his duties as Assistant Chief. John is a veteran of the United States Army, and a lifetime resident of the City of Hammond: We are honored to welcome him to his new position as the Chief of Police for the Hammond Police Department.