Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter recently promoted Senior Trooper Charles Johnson to the Indiana State Police South Zone SWAT Team.

Johnson is a Perry County native, and 10 year veteran of the Indiana State Police. Johnson graduated from the 68th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on December 21st, 2007. After graduating the Recruit Academy, Johnson was assigned to the Jasper Post, where he has patrolled primarily Perry County for the majority of his career.

During his 10 years of service, Johnson has achieved numerous certification. 


  • Field Training Officer
  • Tactical Intervention Platoon (Riot Squad)
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Instructor
  • Marijuana Eradication Coordinator

Indiana State Police Jasper Post Commander, Lieutenant Jason Allen says “Senior Trooper Johnson will be an asset to the SWAT Team and will continue to serve the citizens of Indiana well in his new assignment.” 

Before joining the Indiana State Police, Senior Trooper Johnson spent three years serving as a Corrections Officer for the Indiana Department of Corrections. Johnson was also a firearms instructor during his time with IDOC. 

Johnson, has served as the Perry County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge # 137 President for the previous 5 years. The FOP participates in numerous community events throughout the year, which includes sponsoring a week long kid’s camp where kids spend time with police officers in the outdoors.