New Versailles district squad leader named
Trooper Jared Black, a Ripley County resident, is being promoted to sergeant to serve as a District Squad Leader with the Indiana State Police, Versailles District, said Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter.
Sgt. Black is a 2000 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School in Osgood.
After high school he attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where he majored in Criminal Justice. He attended and graduated from the 65th Indiana State Police Academy in April 2006. After graduation, Sgt. Black was assigned to the Seymour District of the Indiana State Police until its closing in 2010. He was then transferred to the Versailles District where he patrolled Ripley County.
As a trooper, Sgt. Black has been a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon, a field training officer, and a firearms instructor. He additionally has been given awards for competing and winning Indiana State Police firearm proficiency competitions. In 2013, Black was given a Bronze Star for his bravery in the line of duty.
Sgt. Black’s new responsibilities include supervising and evaluating a squad of troopers who patrol the Versailles District.