James Mosic, a 25-year-veteran of the Worthington Division of Police, has been promoted from sergeant to lieutenant.

James Mosic, a 25-year-veteran of the Worthington Division of Police, has been promoted from sergeant to lieutenant.

Mosic was one of six Worthington sergeants to apply for the lieutenant's position which opened when Lt. Doug Francis resigned last spring. Francis is now interim chief of police in Hilliard.

Worthington Chief Mike Mauger said he was pleased with the choice of Mosic, who was promoted by city manager Matt Greeson following a six-week promotion process that included assessment by panels of law enforcement officials and by a community committee.

"He has a very broad breadth of experience," Mauger said. "The city manager felt with that kind of experience, he was the best choice."

Mosic joined the department in 1984 following graduation from Ohio State University, where he earned a degree in criminology. He has since graduated from the FBI National Academy and the Northwest School of Staff and Command.

After nearly five years working on the street and another five in the detective bureau, he was appointed sergeant in 1994. He has supervised the radio room, the detective bureau, and the patrol department, among other job duties.

"I've held all the positions available to me," Mosic said. "I've supervised every area and learned the internal working of the department."

Mosic has two children and has been married for 20 years to a woman who grew up in Worthington. They live in the Dublin area.

He said he was looking forward to the challenges ahead and the opportunity to be a resource for the Worthington community.

As lieutenant, he will be in charge of the patrol bureau. Lt. Michael Daugherty, who currently holds that position, will become the lieutenant in charge of criminal investigations.

Other sergeants who were considered for the promotion were James Moran, Jerry Strait, John Slaughter, Mark Marshall, and Jennifer Wuertz. Mauger said than any of them would make a good lieutenant.

The shifting in positions at the police department is expected to continue, as Mauger plans to retire at the end of 2010, and Lt. Daugherty has said he is considering retirement in the near future.

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