By Peg McRoy Glover
Danville’s interim chief of police, Jim Hilton, was appointed the new chief of police at Monday’s town council meeting.
Hilton has been with the department for ten years starting as a patrol officer. He has been an Indiana law enforcement general instructor, field sobriety instructor and a detective. He was named assistant chief of police in September 2015, interim chief of police in January of 2016 and then was again named interim chief of police in March of 2019.
Upon being named full-time chief of police, Hilton said he would like to thank the council, the
officers and the department for working with him so well the past eight months and he is
honored to be named the new chief of police.
The entire police department attended this council meeting to show support for their new chief.