Jim Mosic will be Worthington's next chief of police.

Jim Mosic will be Worthington's next chief of police.

Mosic, currently a lieutenant, will succeed Chief Mike Mauger, who will retire effective Jan. 11.

Sgt. Jerry Strait will be promoted to fill the lieutenant's position when Mosic becomes chief.

Mosic, whose base salary will be $96,368, has been with the department for 26 years, beginning as a patrol officer in 1984, according to Anne Brown, Worthington's spokesperson. He was promoted to the lieutenant's position a little more than a year ago, when department veteran Doug Francis left to become Hilliard's police chief.

Mosic received his bachelor's degree in criminology from Ohio State University and completed the FBI National Academy and the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Staff and Command.

Strait has been a police officer for 28 years, starting with the Worthington Division of Police in 1987. He is currently patrol sergeant. As a lieutenant, his base salary will be $88,293, according to Brown.

He graduated from OSU with a bachelor's degree in criminology and from Franklin University with a bachelor's degree in public administration. He has a master's degree in human-service management from Franklin. Like Mosic, Strait also completed the Northwestern University training.

Mauger started with the department in September 1970 and has been chief since 2002, when he replaced Wayne McCoy.

Read the Jan. 6 edition of ThisWeek Worthington for more information.