Putnamville ISP Post conducts annual inspection

Thursday, September 29, 2016

PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville conducted its annual inspection and audit of personnel and equipment Wednesday.

Assistant District Commander First Sgt. Matt Mischler inspects the shotgun of Trooper Brian Thomas.

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.

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.

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.

"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," Putnamville District Commander Lt. Dan Jones commented.

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