Michael D. Fogarty

BSCJ’75, Criminal Justice

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Michael Fogarty retired as deputy chief of the Indianapolis Police Department in 1996 and became chief of police in Carmel, Ind., where he served until his second retirement in 2010.

After high school, Fogarty spent three years enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the IPD in 1968, first as district patrol officer, and then as field sergeant. In 1975, he became IPD’s public information officer and, the following year, administrative assistant to the chief of police, a position he held for five years until he was appointed deputy chief of administration. In 1995, Fogarty was promoted to the rank of deputy chief and commanded the south district of the city. Currently, he is active as the DARE representative to the Indiana Association Chiefs of Police.

Fogarty received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis.