COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia City Police Departmentâ€™s Tim Longenbaugh moved from the detectiveâ€™s office to the chiefâ€™s office last week, after Mayor Ryan Daniel chose him as the cityâ€™s new police chief.
Shortly after he learned of his new position, Longenbaugh named fellow detective Tony Hively as his Captain. Hively and Longenbaugh have been working together as detectives for Columbia City since 2002, and will now be working together to manage the CCPD.
The pair has investigated a bank robbery, numerous armed robberies, death investigations and child molesting cases.
Longenbaugh said their time spend together as detectives played a role in his choice.
â€śWeâ€™ve worked together for years and weâ€™re comfortable with each other. We share the same work ethic,â€ť Longenbaugh said. â€śIt was definitely part of the decision.â€ť