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The Jasper Police Department has a new assistant chief.

14-year veteran Aaron Persohn was appointed today by Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz as Assistant Chief of Police.

On top of his 14 years with the department Persohn has served as a Sergeant since 2016.

His other certifications and community activities include:

• Field Training Officer

• Firearms Instructor with General Instructor Certification in 2013

• He’s been an Emergency Response Team Member since 2007

• He Graduated as Top Sniper in the Police Observer Sniper Course

• And Graduated 4th in his class from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

• He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police

• A Jasper Youth Baseball Coach

• And a School Volunteer/Classroom Assistant


In a release Jasper Police Chief Nathan Schmitt says he looks forward to having Persohn as his Assistant Chief.

Schmitt says he knows Persohn’s leadership skills and commitment to the City of Jasper will be a great benefit to the police department.

He says Aaron has the respect of the other officers and shares the common goal of continuing to provide the best law enforcement service to the community.

Persohn and his wife, Casey, have three children.

He replaces Schmitt as Assistant Chief after he was named Chief of Police by Mayor Seitz following the August passing of Chief Michael Bennett.


Newly appointed Jasper Assistant Chief of Police Aaron Persohn was sworn in Friday morning by Jasper Clerk Treasurer Juanita Boehm at Jasper City Hall as his wife and children look on.


Left to Right: Jasper Chief of Police Nathan Schmitt and Assistant Chief of Police Aaron Persohn.

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