Three Promoted During ISP Ceremony

Three Promoted During ISP Ceremony

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On February 23, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted two ISP officers in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division and one officer in the Legal Services Division.

SMITHERS
DAVIS
Wandersee

Captain Jon Smithers was promoted to the rank of Major to serve as commander of the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.

Lieutenant Mark R. Davis to the rank of captain to serve as assistant commander of the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. 

The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcing both state and federal regulations on all commercial motor vehicles.

Davis is a native of Fort Wayne and a 1973 graduate of Fort Wayne Northside High School. He attended Ball State University and graduated in 1979 with a BS in Criminal Justice.  
 
Davis began his law enforcement career in 1983 upon graduation from the 41st Indiana State Police Academy.  He was assigned to the Lowell Post and patrolled Jasper and Newton Counties.  In 1987 he transferred to the Seymour Post.  In 1992, Davis was promoted to Squad Sergeant and supervised troopers in Bartholomew, Jackson and Jennings Counties. August 2003, he was promoted to Lieutenant to serve as commander of the Seymour District. Upon the closing of Seymour he transferred to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division to serve as Lieutenant.
 
Captain Davis will be the Assistant Division Commander for the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Division. He will be the assistant commander to 120 employees, both enforcement and civilian, statewide.
 
Captain Davis resides with his wife, LuAnn in Bartholomew County.

Smithers is a native of Indianapolis and a 1984 graduate of Southport High School. He attended Ball State University and graduated with a BS in Business in 1988.  
 
Smithers began his law enforcement career in 1994 upon graduation from the 51st Indiana State Police Academy.  He was assigned to the Indianapolis Post and patrolled Marion County.  In February 2000, Smithers was promoted to Squad Sergeant and supervised troopers in Marion County. September 2008, he was promoted to First Sergeant to serve as assistant commander of the Indianapolis District. August 2011 he was promoted to Lieutenant to serve as commander of the Indianapolis District.
 
In November, 2013 Smithers was transferred and promoted to captain in the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division to serve as the assistant commander. Major Smithers will now serve as the Division Commander for the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Division and will be responsible for 120 employees, both enforcement and civilian, statewide.

Master Trooper Eric Wandersee was promoted to the rank of sergeant and will serve as legislative liaison with the Indiana State Police Legal Office. The legislative liaison is the primary point of contact between the Indiana State Police and legislative members and staff on all legislative matters.  .
 
Wandersee is a native of Centerville, IN and a 1993 graduate of Centerville High School. He attended Oakland City University and Indiana University East majoring in Criminal Justice. 
 
Wandersee began his law enforcement career in 1999 upon graduation from the 57th Indiana State Police Academy.  He was assigned to the Versailles Post and patrolled Dearborn County.  In July 2001, Wandersee transferred to the Connersville Post and worked Wayne County. In 2012 Wandersee was assigned to the Executive Protection Detail and the Security Detail at the Indiana House of Representatives. Master Trooper Wandersee was assigned the legislative liaison position in 2013 and continues to serve in that capacity.  
 
Sergeant Wandersee resides with his wife Jennifer, son Brayden and daughter Sierra in Wayne County.