Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter announced the reclassification of Private Jon Cole to Detective.
Cole, an eight-year veteran of the Indiana State Police Department, earned his assignment to the Criminal Investigations Division through written tests and a competitive oral interview process. He will work out of the Peruvian Post of the Indiana State Police, which is responsible for Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash counties.
Cole graduated from the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in May 2014 and was assigned to the Peruvian post, where he worked in highway patrol primarily in Miami County.
Cole served as a field training officer. In 2021, he was recognized as the Indiana State Police Post Trooper in District Peru. The award is given annually to the soldier who personifies integrity, professionalism and a well-rounded work ethic. Cole was selected by the Peru District Command staff for his dedication to his job, traffic and criminal law enforcement, his community involvement, his instructor qualifications, and other service to 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 two children.