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Michael Fogarty retired from the position of Deputy Chief of the Indianapolis Police Department in 1996 and became Chief of Police in Carmel, IN, where he served until his second retirement in 2010.

After high school, Fogarty spent three years enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1968 he joined the Indianapolis Police Department. There, he served as a district patrol officer until promoted to field sergeant. In April 1975, Fogarty was reassigned from street duty to become public information officer for IPD and the following year to the administrative assistant to the Chief of Police, a position he held for five years until he was appointed deputy chief of administration. Fogarty served 11 years as D/C until he became the IPD Training Academy with the rank of Captain. Afterwards, he became the Human Resource Branch and was appointed personnel director for the 1,300 sworn and civilian employees of the department. Following this, he was promoted to the rank of deputy chief in 1995 and commanded the South District of the City. Currently, Fogarty is active as the DARE representative to the Indiana Association Chiefs of Police.

Fogarty received his BSPA in Criminal Justice from IUPUI in 1975.