TERRE HAUTE -- At the conclusion of business hours Wednesday, all administrative duties at the Terre Haute Post ceased, thus ending 54 great years of service to the citizens of west central Indiana as a state police district. The Terre Haute District has merged with the Putnamville District, effective Thursday. The new merger causes the Putnamville District to service the six counties of Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties.
The citizens of the Wabash Valley will still receive the same professional service from the Indiana State Police as they are accustomed to. The only change residents will notice is the location of the district headquarters.
The Putnamville Post is located at 1927 West U.S. 40, Greencastle. To call the post, residents in the Terre Haute area can still call 812-299-1151, or from anywhere in Indiana toll free 1-800-225-8576.
Lieutenant Dan Jones will continue to serve as the Putnamville District Commander with First Sergeant Matt Mischler serving as the Assistant District Commander. Leading the Criminal Investigation Division will be First Sergeant Jeff Hearon. Sergeant Joe Watts will continue to serve as the Public Information Officer.
Rest assured, the Indiana State Police has always been committed to providing the best possible service to the citizens of Indiana and this merger will only enhance those efforts.