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Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division

ISP car logoThe Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (CVED) is responsible for enforcing all state and federal regulations pertaining to commercial motor vehicles (CMV’s) operating within the state. It is also responsible for conducting and managing Indiana’s school bus inspection program, safety audits of motor carriers, and enforcing Indiana’s dyed fuel laws.


DispatcherThe Communications Division is responsible for the design and repair of equipment such as fixed, mobile and portable radios, towers, cellular and traditional telephones, pagers, sirens and faxes. Division personnel also advise members of the Project Hoosier SAFE-T team on the design and build out of the statewide voice and data communications system. For more information about the statewide communications system, visit the Project Hoosier SAFE-T site.

Criminal Investigation Division

Clandestine lab team members prepare to enter a methamphetamine lab Clandestine lab team members prepare to enter a methamphetamine lab

The Criminal Investigation Division oversees the investigative efforts of the department and manages programs and grants associated with that mission. Division personnel are assigned at each district and within specialized sections both in the field and at general headquarters. There are 265 sworn personnel and 13 civilian personnel assigned to the division. The Criminal Investigation Division investigates major crimes, conducts specialized investigations, and provides investigative support to other criminal justice agencies. Criminal Investigation Division Commanders represent the department on the following boards and organizations: National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies, MAGLOCLEN/RISS Project, National White Collar Crime Center, Northeast Counter Drug Program, Project Safe Childhood, Internet Crimes against Children and the Meth Free Indiana Coalition.

Operations Support

Operations SupportComprised of two sections, Field Operations and Aviation, the Field Enforcement Division oversees special enforcement projects, the Problem Oriented Policing program, 24-hour Operations Center and numerous special details. The division also coordinates training and equipment needs for each of the department's specialty teams.

Aviation The Aviation Section provides air support for law enforcement and other agencies across the state. With a fleet of 14 aircraft, the section assists with traffic enforcement, fugitive and victim search and rescue, criminal surveillance and disaster assessments.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Explosive Ordnace Disposal The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team is regularly called on by both local and federal law enforcement agencies to dispose of explosive devices and outdated chemicals. The team, which includes 11 certified bomb technicians and more than 35 members trained in Explosive Ordnance Recognition, averages between 25 and 30 render safes or disarmed devices per year.

Emergency Response Team
The Emergency Response Team responds to high-risk incidents, such as hostage situations, barricaded subjects, prison disturbances and rescue missions. To be part of the team, members must demonstrate proficiency in weapons and specialized equipment, unarmed defense techniques, building entry and clearance, rappelling and field search.

Interdiction Team
Interdiction Team Reducing the volume of illegal drugs trafficked through Indiana is the primary responsibility of the Interdiction Team. Team members are trained to watch for common signs used to identify drug traffickers and often use specially trained canines to assist with searches.

Hostage/Crisis Negotiators
Hostage/Crisis Negotiators use their extensive interview and interrogation experience to defuse hostage and other crisis situations. Team members train quarterly and work in conjunction with the Emergency Response Team.

Scuba The Scuba team provides the public with a highly professional, trained and equipped service capable of extending almost all aspects of forensic investigation and recovery underwater. They specialize in responding to calls including drownings and life threatening incidents.

K-9 Program
The Patrol K-9s participate in over thirty-five hundred details annually from vehicle searches, building searches, tracks, assisting other agencies and public appearances. Learn more...


The ISP Fiscal Division is responsible for all financial aspects of the department. This includes procurement, fund reconciliation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants management, payroll, contracting, and budgeting.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Division recruits and processes all new employees and oversees the department's pension and insurance programs. Additionally, the division manages the promotional testing and application processes. For more information about becoming a state trooper, visit our Career Opportunities site. To obtain an application for a civilian position visit

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Criminal Justice Data

ComputerThe Criminal Justice Data Division is the control center for the department's data processing and computer systems. With responsibilities ranging from updating and supporting department software to disseminating critical information to the field, the division plays a vital role within the department. Among their many responsibilities, division personnel are also responsible for oversight of the Missing Children's Clearinghouse. For more information on the clearinghouse, visit the Missing Children's Clearinghouse site.

Laboratory Division

The Laboratory Division operates four forensic laboratories within the state and provides scientific analysis and evidence collection and security.

The Division prides itself in providing the highest level of service and demonstrates its commitment to quality and efficiency by continued compliance with required accreditation standards of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board.

Laboratory offices are located in Indianapolis, Lowell, Fort Wayne and Evansville. Approximately 80 percent of analytical services and 55 percent of field services are in support of county and municipal police agency investigations. The Division is comprised of five sections.

  • Management & Administrative Section
  • Crime Scene & Field Support Section
  • Biology Section
  • Comparative Science Section
  • Chemistry Section

For additional information about the Laboratory Division visit their web site.


The Logistics Division ensures the department has the necessary equipment for its day-to-day operations. Division personnel maintain a fleet of approximately 1,800 vehicles and take care of more than 90 buildings throughout the state. Personnel are also responsible for issuing equipment and supplies as well as doing most of the department's printing.


Records Division personnel gather, maintain and disseminate criminal history data on individuals arrested within the state. Serving as the department's central repository, the division is responsible for firearms licensing, maintaining vehicle crash records and processing criminal background checks. To learn more about the state's firearm regulations, visit the Firearms Licensing page and to obtain an online criminal history check, visit the Limited Criminal History page.

To request a copy of a crash report, visit

To obtain reports via mail:

15 Industrial Drive
Martinsville, IN 46151
Office: 765-813-4740
Fax: 765-349-7685

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The Training Division provides instruction and certification for all department employees and oversees the operation of the department's Recruit Academy. Through the division, employees receive instruction in investigations, management, defensive tactics, health management, firearms and crash investigations. Division employees also teach in-service training programs to update personnel about changes in state laws and current issues.

Recruit Academy

Recruit AcademyDuring the 27-week Recruit Academy, cadets receive over 800 hours of structured training in law enforcement techniques. Their curriculum includes 80 hours of criminal law instruction, 50 hours of vehicle operations training, 30 hours of psychology and 48 hours of "Survival Spanish." They also develop skills in criminal investigation, vehicle crash investigation and impaired driver prevention and detection.