Veteran trooper promoted to detective

From Local Sources


JASPER — Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter recently announced the promotion of Master Trooper Jarrod Lents to the rank of detective.

Lents will be responsible for investigating criminal incidents throughout the Jasper District, but primarily in Martin and Daviess counties.

The Jasper Post covers seven counties: Dubois, Spencer, Crawford, Daviess, Martin, Orange and Perry.

A native of Loogootee, Lents is a 1999 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School. He attended Indiana State University and graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in criminology.

Lents graduated from the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in 2004 and was assigned to the Lafayette Post. In July 2006, he transferred to the Jasper Post where he primarily worked Martin and Daviess counties.

Throughout his career, Lents has served as a field training officer, a member of the honor guard and tactical intervention platoon. Lents received the Combat Action Award and the Purple Heart Award in 2013. He also received the “Trooper of the Year” award at the Jasper Post in 2009 and 2016.

Lents resides in Martin County with his wife and two sons.

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