Putnamville District Holds Annual Inspection

Putnamville—Thursday, the Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville held its annual inspection and audit of personnel and equipment. Eighty-five enforcement personnel passed through today’s event. Commanders inspected the uniform appearance and the commission and equipment of all troopers and detectives from the Putnamville Post, as well as some officers from outside the district. The inspection/audits are held annually at all 14 state police districts.

Putnamville District Commander Lt. Dan Jones inspecting the commission and shotgun of Sgt. Jared Nicoson. 

During the audit, each officer is personally inspected for proper grooming and uniform appearance. The officer’s firearms are then examined for cleanliness and serviceability. The police commission is next and inspected for cleanliness both inside and out, as well as the trunk. Finally, all equipment issued to the officer is accounted for and examined. Those items include such things as clothing, shoes, radar, computer, camera, Tasers, baton, mace and any other miscellaneous equipment issued to the officer. 

Sergeant Joe Rutledge inspecting the commission and handgun of Master Trooper Jason Owen

At the conclusion of the individual unit’s inspection, the results of the inspection/audit are noted by the unit’s immediate supervisor in the monthly observation guide and later in the employee’s yearly evaluation. 

The Indiana State Police Department has a rich history in providing the best law enforcement service possible to the citizens of Indiana. To do this, the department purchases state of the art equipment for each officer and then expects him or her to take the utmost care of all issued equipment. 

“As commanders, we are tasked to ensure the issued equipment is accounted for and properly maintained. Hard work, dedication and preparation were very evident today as our troopers passed through the inspection and audit lines. As the district commander, I am very proud of our troopers efforts today”, commented Putnamville District Commander Lieutenant Dan Jones. 

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