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Putnamville ISP district holds annual inspection

Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Photo contributed Putnamville District Sergeant Cory Robinson, left, inspects the handgun, patrol car, and equipment of Putnamville District Master Trooper Don Farris.
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville held its annual inspection of personnel and equipment recently, the first since the merger of the Putnamville and former Terre Haute Districts.

Commanders inspected the appearance, commission and equipment of 37 troopers and detectives. The inspections and equipment are held once every year at all 16 state police districts.

During the inspection, 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 inspected.

Those items include such things as clothing, shoes, radar, computer, camera, baton, mace and any other miscellaneous equipment issued to the officer.

At the conclusion of the individual unit's inspection, the results of the inspection and 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.

"We are stewards of the equipment provided to us and it is our duty as commanders to ensure these items are not only properly maintained, but accounted for as well. Our troopers perform excellent in this area", commented Putnamville District Commander Lt. Dan Jones.