On February 22, 2018 Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter announced the promotion of Tim Kendall to the rank of Sergeant to serve as a squad leader in charge of road troopers at the Lafayette Post. His duties will include the direction of troopers assigned to his squad, evaluating their work performance and post command duties when needed.
Sergeant Kendall is a native of Lafayette, IN and graduated from Lafayette Jeff High School. He went on to get an Associate’s Degree from Vincennes University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Oakland City University in Oakland City, IN and a Master’s Degree from Indiana Tech in Ft. Wayne.
Sergeant Kendall also served in the US Army for three years before joining the Indiana Army National Guard where he retired at the rank of Staff Sergeant. While in the guard, he was deployed to Bosnia where he was part of the US Stabilization Force.
His career with the Indiana State Police started with his appointment in November of 1989. After graduation form the academy, he was assigned to the Lowell Post for one year and transferred to the Lafayette Post where he worked the road. While working the road, his duties included Field Training Officer, Meth Suppression Team and the Underwater Search and Rescue Team. Later, he was assigned to a FBI Safe Streets Task Force that investigated violent street gangs and narcotic activity. Sergeant Kendall was then laterally promoted to a detective at the post and served in that capacity until this promotion.
Sergeant Kendall lives in Tippecanoe County with his family.
Photo is from left to right is Superintendent Carter, Sergeant Ann Hampton, Major Ed Schroder, Sergeant Tim Kendall Lt. Tom McKee, LT. Colonel Larry Turner and Lt. Delmer Gross.