Indiana State FOP News
Commemorative Bricks and Paver Sales - Indiana State Lodge - Make Checks Payable to the Indiana State Lodge - 07/16/2014

The green space that we are planning will be an opportunity for members across Indiana to purchase a brick or granite paver to recognize all of our members who have played a part in making the FOP what it is.  The green space will have the outline of Indiana in it and will be surrounded by trees, bushes and flowering plants. You will be proud to be part of this space.  Just one of the ideas I have heard, is purchasing an area to recognize all the family members who were in the FOP.  My brother David and I have talked about getting a granite piece to honor our father for his many years of service.  The starting cost for a 4x8 red brick will be one hundred dollars and one hundred and twenty five dollars for a granite piece the same size.  

This June, at the State Conference, the commemorative pavers will go on sale for all members.  Members interested in purchasing a paver recognizing their local lodge will be able to call the state office after June 1st.   Every effort will be made to place the bricks in an area of your choosing, but it will be on a first come first serve basis.  With over 15,000 active and retired members and 108 lodges, space could be limited as to where your brick will be placed. 

We, on the board, are hoping this fundraiser will not only make the green space something we can all be proud of, but also serve as a tribute to R Pat Stark, Addie Maddox, Chris Anton and all the others who made Indiana a great FOP State.   


Job Opening at IU Southeast in New Albany - 07/15/2014



Salary: $57,000 yr.

Interested candidates must apply online, attach a cover letter and resume along with the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 3, 2014. To Apply: Go to


Management position within police department that performs administrative duties in related functional areas such as operations, training, technical services, investigations, etc. Acts in capacity of senior departmental officer when higher level officers are absent.


Manage, train, instruct, evaluate and supervise subordinate personnel; including their work performance for completeness, accuracy and compliance within established university and departmental standards. – (30%)

Compile and assimilate data, make recommendations to senior department administration, prepare statistical reports and analysis relative to the department’s goals and objectives. Ensure compliance with federal, state, local, institution and department policies. – (30%) Complete project assignments from executive administrators concerning policy construction, security needs/issues. Serve on various University and Local/State law enforcement committees. – (20%) Oversee and assist in response to emergency calls and initiate appropriate actions. – (10%) Assume the additional duties of a supervisor as well as those of a front-line performer in this line of command, as necessary. May be required to temporarily assume the duties, activities and tasks of the Chief or Deputy Chief. – (10%)

May specialize in one of the following areas or perform a combination of area duties:

Uniform Operations - Acts as shift commander and supervises sergeants, officers and other civilian personnel. Makes work assignments; provides on-the-job training and assistance to officers. Checks reports, adjusts work units/routines to cover work load. Counsels, coaches and evaluates subordinate personnel. If necessary may take calls for service, patrol to deter and detect crime, cite and/or arrest law violators, prepare and/or serve civil processes, secure and/or protect prisoners and provide protection services. Assesses, plans, and evaluates area operational plans and deployments. Institutes and maintains standard operating procedures.

Investigations - Direct and review work of staff performing investigative work. Participate in the investigative process and stay current on State and Federal criminal and civil law and investigate approaches to crimes. Evaluate processes on routine basis and modifies techniques, procedures and policies. Assist with background investigations on prospective IUPD employees. Investigate and answer complaints filed against members of department.

Training - Plan, develop and provide training and staff development programs using a variety of mediums and methods. Establish concepts, prepare materials, instruct and evaluate trainee performance in various in-service programs. Evaluate course, instructor performance and overall effectiveness. Provide direction for improvement and recommend additional training programs based on need. Develop and organize training methods and materials. Maintain training records and provide training reports to University staff and Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. Manage Field Training Officer and Cadet training programs.

Special Operations - Coordinate and direct functions associated with technical support, logistics planning, inventory management, media relations, public relations, and crime prevention concerns. Identify public safety issues then research, plan and implement public safety programs in response to those issues. Provide technical support, manage, and coordinate maintenance for computer systems hardware, software, peripherals, recording devices (audio and video), issued uniform articles, alarm systems, motor fleet, radios, telephone communications, PSAP switch with E911 University telephone database and associated items.

Administrative - Evaluate personnel and equipment needs to develop short and long term plans. Supervise personnel actions to include hiring, performance appraisals, transfers, promotions, work schedules and dismissals. Conduct surveys and confer with other campus division to determine security needs. Oversee department payroll. Serve as public information officer and work with media outlets. Patrol campus and perform Sergeant/Police Officer duties as needed. Investigate complaints and accidents, document information, maintain records, collect evidence, question individuals, draft reports and enter reports on the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management System (RMS). Prepare and serve civil processes. Participate in court proceedings, administrative hearings and/or quasi-judicial trials.

Administer aid as a first responder.

Drive vehicle with due regard for existing conditions and potentially dangerous situations.

Performs non-law enforcement duties specific to campus needs.


Ability to take control of situation and perform duties effectively and in a professional manner during situations that may rapidly evolve and range from friendliness and persuasion to firmness and deadly force. Ability to communicate effectively to staff through written and verbal instructions. Advanced knowledge of the use and care of firearms, communications equipment, motor vehicles, computer hardware and software, photographic equipment, breath and chemical test equipment, audio-visual equipment, and all other associated law enforcement equipment.

Advanced knowledge of computers and word processing, email, and database software systems.


Majority of time spent indoors with minor amount of time spent outdoors working on foot or in a vehicle with possible exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures for reasonable amounts of time. Physical and mental demands may change dramatically within a few seconds and tax the maximum of human endurance. Can have contact with potentially dangerous people, animals, weapons and equipment.

The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.


Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years law enforcement experience, including at least 2 years in a supervisory role.


High school diploma/GED and 8 years law enforcement experience, including at least 2 years in a supervisory role.

Required Licenses & Certifications

Must be Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Certified Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured by Indiana University

Complete and maintain all required annual law enforcement training and certifications as prescribed by Indiana State Law and the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board (ILETB) Completion of ILETB Certified Instructor training preferred Current and continued certification in department required courses such as CPR, AED, Blood Borne Pathogens, IDACS, etc. Current firearms qualification Demonstrated competency in the performance of specialized duties wherein specialized training has been provided and completed

Standing, walking, driving, climbing over obstacles, squatting/kneeling, reaching, grasping, pushing/pulling, twisting/bending, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs, fingering, talking, hearing, and seeing. Must maintain physical and mental readiness to react to sudden/dramatic changes in working conditions. Must make discriminations and decisions concerning subtle cues of impending danger or inconsistencies in witnesses’ or suspects’ testimonies, etc.

Successful candidate will demonstrate appreciation for, and a practice of, the IU Southeast core values of:

Nurturing Environment:

We foster a caring campus community that honors diversity, innovation, loyalty, teamwork, mutual respect, and fair play. We work together to create a culture of inclusion and dignity for all.

Holistic Learning:

We provide a rich educational environment of academic excellence that extends beyond the classroom and supports students in reaching their full potential. We seek ways to improve upon the quality and service we provide to students.


We are uncompromising in our commitment to doing the right thing and being direct in our dealings. We are good stewards of our resources and take that responsibility seriously, are conscientious in our decision-making, and practice ethical behavior in all we do.


We engage with and support the many communities to which we belong and from which we draw our strength and potential. We go to extraordinary lengths to serve our communities efficiently and knowledgeably through the performance of duties.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

State Office being renovated starting around July 21st, 2014 - Date to be Determined. - 06/30/2014

In the next few weeks “date to be determined”, the Indiana State F.O.P. will be relocating the business office for a temporary amount of time.  We will be renovating the office located at 1427 E. Washington Street.  Once we have the correct dates and the location of the move, we will inform you of all details.

FOP PAC and Legislative Nights - All Districts... - 06/25/2014

2014 Dates and times for Indiana FOP PAC and Legislative Nights. 

Social Time is 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. local time.



Evansville FOP Lodge #73
801 Court Street
Evansville, IN  47708
Contact person:  David R. Cook - 812-604-5053



Charles C. O'Hern FOP Lodge #100
4711 New Middle Rd.
Jeffersonville, IN  47130
Contact person:  Joni Wells - 765-277-1809



Wayne FOP Lodge #14
2125 Olladale Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN  46808
Contact person:  Shawn Sizemore - 765-669-1603



American Legion Post 430
Merrillville, IN  46410
Contact person:  Del Stout - 219-313-9342



Indianapolis FOP Lodge #86
1525 S. Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN  46203
Contact person:  William Owensby - 317-637-1195



2014 F.O.P. Base Pay and Pension Information - 06/04/2014

IMPD Officer Pablo Navarrete in need of help - 05/27/2014

Pablo Navarrete (a NW District IMPD Officer) lost almost everything in an apartment fire at Fox Club Apartments yesterday when it was struck by lightning. I am asking that you share this link with any contacts you may have so that he can get some relief. All information and pictures are on the page. Thank you so much.


Tax Status Information on the Legal Defense Fund - 03/05/2014

“Membership fees paid to the Legal Defense Fund are not tax deductible.”

School of Public and Environmental Affairs - Indianapolis World Police & Fire Games Scholarship - Deadline April 1st - 02/28/2014

This Scholarship is for retired or full-time police officers and firefighters pursuing undergraduate or graduate work at IUPUI.

Destination: Retirement - 02/27/2014

Detination Retirement:  for Police Officers, Firefighters, Judges, Excise, Gaming & Conservation Officers & Prosecuting Attorneys

Informational letter regarding - Reemploymet in a PERF-covered position after retirement from the 1977 Fund. - 01/29/2014

77 Fund and PERF Second Retirement 01 28 14.pdf


Indiana Police & Firefighter Memorial - 10/04/2013

The Indiana Department of Corrections and numerous facilities gave donations to replace all lighting at Memorial.  Thank you:

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
New Castle Correctional Facility/GEO Group
Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility
Reception Diagnostic Center
Miami Correctional Facility
Henryville Correctional Facility
Plainfield Correctional Facility
Rockville Correctional Facility
Chain O’Lakes Correctional Facility
Corizon, Inc.
Pendleton Correctional Facility
Madison Correctional Facility

2013 Legislative Summary - 07/19/2013

2013 Legislative Summary

A number of INPRS-related legislative changes were approved by the 2013 Indiana General Assembly. Click for a brief summary of the legislation. You may e-mail inquiries to or call PERF at (888) 526-1687 or TRF at (888) 286-3544 for more information.

Outdoor Festivals and Fairs - Temporary Stages - How to comply with the Indiana's Building and Fire Safety Laws - 04/27/2012

Good morning - As you may know, the State Fire Marshal’s Office inspects all temporary outdoor stages and outdoor stage equipment. In an effort to find all of the locations where these stages and stage equipment may be used anywhere in the state, Marshal Greeson is asking our public and private partners to help spread the word that anyone who’s using outdoor stages or outdoor stage equipment needs to notify the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Marshal Greeson would very much appreciate your help in distributing the 2 attached information sheets to as many members of the law enforcement community as possible so that he and his staff can continue these vital public safety inspections.

Thank you for your help.

State Fair -  Publication Text (Temporary Stages - Final)

Outdoor Stage Equipment

Senate Enrolled Act No. 1 - Memo From President Tim Downs - 03/30/2012


President Tim Downs letter to Governor Daniels regarding Senate Bill 0001 - 03/13/2012


This is the final vote count on SB1 for your records, as you can see despite all our efforts they unfortunately passed it. I want to thank all those that work so hard with us in our attempt to defeat it, a special thanks to Leo for all the long hours and huge effort he put in. Please remember these individuals when you go to the poles. 

Tim Downs

Senate Bill #1 Passed - 03/09/2012

Senate Bill #1 passed late last night over our continuous objection. Despite our best efforts the Conference Committee, after forced changing of Conferees over the issue, agreed and the report was approved by the majority on the House and Senate. This occurred literally in the 11th hour of what proved to be the last day (night) of this session.
The FOP has not given up the fight on this issue and encourages all members to use extreme caution when called upon to make an entry and to document all such incidents, especially those leading to altercation as a result of the new law.
We will be issuing a complete legislative report very soon.

Leo T. Blackwell
Ruckelshaus, Kautzman, Blackwell,
Bemis & Hasbrook
107 N. Pennsylvania St, Suite 900
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
ph: (317)634-4356
fax: (317)634-8635