- Indiana State Police
Infobox Law enforcement agency
agencyname = Indiana State Police
abbreviation = ISP
patch = Indiana State Police.jpg
patchcaption = Indiana State Police patch
motto = Integrity, Service, Professionalism
formedyear = 1933
country = United States
countryabbr = USA
divtype = State
divname = Indiana
sizearea = 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)
sizepopulation = 6,080,485 (2000)
legaljuris = flagicon|Indiana Statewide
governingbody = Governor of Indiana
police = Yes
local = Yes
overviewbody = Indiana State Police Board
headquarters = 100 North Senate Avenue
sworn = 1,129 (2006) [http://www.in.gov/isp/files/2006annualreport.pdf Indiana State Police 2006 Annual Report] . Accessed
July 31, 2008.]
unsworn = 626 (civilian) (2006)
chief1name = Paul E. Whitesell, Ph.D.
chief1position = Superintendent
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
website = http://www.in.gov/isp/
reference = 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 policeforce.
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
arresttraffic 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. [ [http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title10/ar11/ch2.html Indiana Code §10-11-2] ]
*note label|Teague|A|A Trooper Teague was killed out-of-state in Paris, Edgar County,
*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 [http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=7905 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. [ [http://www.nleomf.com/TheMemorial/addname.htm 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 [http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=18475 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 Americato have authorized the use of the famed "Drunk-o-meter", a chemical test to determine levels of alcoholintoxication, which was invented in 1938 by Rolla N. Harger, M.D., a professor at Indiana University. [ [http://breathalyzer.org/drunkometer.html 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. [ [http://breathalyzer.org/history.html History of the Breathalyzer] ] This successful device has since been used by police agencies to assess alcohol impairment in drunken driving offenses.
List of law enforcement agencies in Indiana
*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.
* [http://www.state.in.us/ Indiana.gov]
* [http://www.in.gov/isp/ Indiana State Police]
* [http://www.trooper.org/ Indiana Troopers Association]
* [http://www.indianasfinest.com/ispa.php Indiana State Police Alliance]
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