Arab Police Chief Shane Washburn named Dusty Vaughn as the department’s new assistant police chief.

Vaughn, a 10-year veteran of the department, is a 2006 graduate of Guntersville High School.

He and his wife, Hope Thrower Vaughn, have a 6-year-old son, Lane, who, “keeps us entertained,” Vaughn said.

Hope teaches third grade at Fairview Elementary School.

Vaughn graduated with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a focus on criminal investigations from Allie American University in 2014.

He’s also been a member of the Alabama Army National Guard Military Police Corps for the past 12 years.

He’s a military police instructor with the 1st Battalion 200th REG based at Fort McClellan.

Washburn said he interviewed five candidates for the position – all current Arab Police Department employees.

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