COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City Police Department’s Tim Longenbaugh moved from the detective’s office to the chief’s office last week, after Mayor Ryan Daniel chose him as the city’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.
“We’ve worked together for years and we’re comfortable with each other. We share the same work ethic,” Longenbaugh said. “It was definitely part of the decision.”