Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police

Infobox Law enforcement agency
agencyname = Indiana State Police
commonname =
abbreviation = ISP
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patch = Indiana State Police.jpg
patchcaption = Indiana State Police patch

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motto = Integrity, Service, Professionalism
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formedyear = 1933
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country = United States
countryabbr = USA
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divtype = State
divname = Indiana

mapcaption =
sizearea = 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)
sizepopulation = 6,080,485 (2000)
legaljuris = flagicon|Indiana Statewide
governingbody = Governor of Indiana
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police = Yes
local = Yes
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overviewbody = Indiana State Police Board
headquarters = 100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana

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sworn = 1,129 (2006) [ Indiana State Police 2006 Annual Report] . Accessed July 31, 2008.]
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unsworn = 626 (civilian) (2006)
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chief1name = Paul E. Whitesell, Ph.D.
chief1position = Superintendent
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stationtype = District
stations = collapsible list |title=18 |13 - Lowell|14 - Lafayette|16 - Peru|21 - Toll Road|22 - Fort Wayne|24 - Bremen|25 - Redkey|32 - Terre Haute|33 - Bloomington|34 - Jasper|35 - Evansville|41 - Connersville|42 - Versailles|43 - Seymour|45 - Sellersburg|51 - Pendleton|52 - Indianapolis|53 - Putnamville
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The Indiana State Police is the statewide law enforcement agency for the state of Indiana. Indiana was the 12th state to offer protection to its citizens with a state police force.


In July 1921, the Indiana General Assembly authorized a sixteen man "Motor Vehicle Police Force" as a result of an increase of car thefts in the state. The force was granted police powers in 1925, though an officer could only arrest traffic violators. In 1933, the Indiana State Police was formed and started out with 66 new recruits and by 1937, the agency had a total of 170 officers. The agency created an aviation division in 1947 and in 1951, 25 new full-time officers were hired for the Motor Carrier Division which was created to address commercial vehicle traffic regulations.

Indiana State Police Board

The Indiana State Police Board administers, manages and controls the operation of the agency including the setting of salaries and compensation, with the approval of the governor and may review disciplinary action taken against a state police employee by the superintendent. The ISP board consists of six civilian members who are appointed by the governor and must be a permanent resident of one of six geographical regions of the state from which they are appointed. Each member serves for a term of four years and no more than three may belong to the same political party. [ [ Indiana Code §10-11-2] ]



*note label|Teague|A|A Trooper Teague was killed out-of-state in Paris, Edgar County, Illinois.
*note label|Minneman|B|B Trooper Minneman survived two days after his incident took place.
*note label|Dixon|C|C Trooper Dixon survived two days after his incident took place.
*note label|Mills|D|D Trooper Mills survived eight years, 133 days after his incident took place.
*note label|Streu|E|E [ Marshal James Larimer] of the St. John, Indiana, Police Department was also killed in this incident.
*note label|Civilian|F|F A civilian employee whose incident did not meet the federal eligibility criteria to be considered a line of duty death. [ [ National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund criteria] ]
*note label|Beal|G|G Trooper Beal survived three days after his incident took place.
*note label|Dudley|H|H [ Deputy Chief Gary L. Martin] of the Lake County, Indiana, Sheriff's Department was also killed in this incident.

Indiana State Police & the Breathalyzer®

The Indiana State Police was the first law enforcement agency in North America to have authorized the use of the famed "Drunk-o-meter", a chemical test to determine levels of alcohol intoxication, which was invented in 1938 by Rolla N. Harger, M.D., a professor at Indiana University. [ [ The Drunkometer] ] In 1954, an improved version of the device followed and was called the Breathalyzer®, invented by Indiana State Police Captain Robert F. Borkenstein in collaboration with Dr. Harger. [ [ History of the Breathalyzer] ] This successful device has since been used by police agencies to assess alcohol impairment in drunken driving offenses.

ee also

* List of law enforcement agencies in Indiana
* State police
* State patrol
* Highway patrol


*Olsen, Marilyn B. (2001). "Gangsters, Gunfire and Political Intrigue: The Story of the Indiana State Police". .38 Special Press, ISBN 0-9675749-3-5.

*Kellner, Esther (1983). "Fifty years of service: The story of the Indiana State Police for their 50th anniversary 1933-1983". Optimist-Indiana State Police Respect for Law Camp, ASIN B0006YDTCG.


External links

* []
* [ Indiana State Police]
* [ Indiana Troopers Association]
* [ Indiana State Police Alliance]

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