Chief character jug in a full colorway designed by Tony Sarg and produced by Stangl Pottery of Flemington, New Jersey, circa 1935. A chief of police is the title given to an appointed official or an elected one in the chain of command of a police department, particularly in North America. A police chief is appointed by and answerable to a national or local government. Chief comes with a removeable stretched fitted hat of his office and when removed serves as an ashtray. Known to Stangl collectors as stoby jugs (Stangl toby jugs), full colorways were original production in the 1930s to 1950s. Solid colorways were produced in the 1960s and 1970s.