Law Enforcement Liaison Biographies

Lance Grubbs
Served more than 21 years with the Warsaw Police Department, retiring as a patrol lieutenant. He then became a traffic safety specialist for the Governor’s Council on Impaired & Dangerous Driving. Due to the its success, this pilot program later became the Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) program at the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.

Grubbs is the LEL for the North Region covering Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Lake, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, Porter, Saint Joseph, Starke, Steuben, and Whitley counties.

Mark Hartman
Served 36 years with the Indiana State Police working at the Evansville, Terre Haute, and Indianapolis districts. He finished his career serving as major, commander of the Operations Support Division at General Headquarters. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 164 and is a certified by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration as an instructor.

Hartman resides in Parke County and is the Law Enforcement Liaison for the Southwest Region covering Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.

Jay Kistler
Served 36 years for the Indiana State Police, retiring as a lieutenant. For 28 years he worked at the Lafayette District Post, rising in rank and leadership responsibilities.  He subsequently served eight years at General Headquarters in Indianapolis. In this role he administered ICJI’s traffic safety programs, INDOT’s construction zone enforcement project, and judicial security for the Indiana Supreme Court.

Kistler resides in Carroll County and is the Law Enforcement Liaison for the West Central Region covering Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Miami, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties.

John W. Mull
Served 37 years in law enforcement with the Indiana State Police.  During his tenure he worked in traffic patrol and criminal investigations.  His specialty areas included firearms instructor, public information specialist-supervisor, riot squad sniper, bomb technician and state bomb squad commander.

John resides in Rush County and is the Law Enforcement Liaison for the Southeast Region covering Bartholomew, Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Rush, Union, Scott, Shelby, Switzerland, and Washington counties. 

Brett Reichart
Served nearly 20 years as a police officer with the Noblesville Police Department in the patrol and investigative divisions.  During his tenure he served as a drug recognition expert (DRE), crisis negotiator team commander, field training officer, accident re-constructionist, and peer support officer.  He also was an instructor for various law enforcement topics, including SFST, LIDAR and RADAR.  While working in Texas, he was the lead instructor for the statewide SFST refresher program, and director of a police academy.  He also was a law enforcement teacher for high school students in Indiana and North Carolina. 

Reichart resides in Delaware County and is the Law Enforcement Liaison for the East Central Region covering Adams, Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Tipton, Wabash, Wayne, and Wells counties. 

Larry Woods
Served 20 years with the Highland Police Department.  During his career, he served as a patrolman, training officer, computer system administrator, patrol sergeant, administrative division commander, and chief of police.  Woods is a U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 185.

Woods currently resides in Morgan County and is the Law Enforcement Liaison for the Central Region covering of Boone, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, and Putnam counties.