Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter announced the reclassification of Trooper Jon Cole to the position of detective.
Cole is an eight-year veteran of the Indiana State Police Department. He earned his assignment into the Criminal Investigation Division through written testing and a competitive oral interview process. Detective Cole will work from the Indiana State Police Peru Post, which is responsible for Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton, and Wabash Counties.
Detective Cole graduated from the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in May of 2014 and was assigned to the Indiana State Police Peru Post, where he worked road patrol primarily in Miami County.
Cole has served as a field training officer. In 2021 he was recognized as the Indiana State Police Peru Post Trooper of the District. The award is given annually to the trooper that personifies integrity, professionalism, and a well-rounded work ethic. Cole was selected by the command staff at the Peru District for dedication to his job, traffic and criminal enforcement, community involvement, instructor ratings, and other services performed for the department beyond normal expectations.
Cole holds a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Indiana Wesleyan University. He resides in Miami County with his wife and their two children.