LaPorte native Douglas Carter takes helm as Indiana State Police superintendent

Indiana State Police Supt. Douglas Carter (left) is congratulated by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Dickson after Carter took the Oath of Office. Watching are Carter's wife Carol and daughter LeeAnn. (ISP photo)

Indiana State Police Supt. Douglas Carter (left) is congratulated by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Dickson after Carter took the Oath of Office. Watching are Carter's wife Carol and daughter LeeAnn. (ISP photo)

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Douglas G. Carter, who was born in LaPorte and is a 1980 graduate of LaPorte High School, was sworn in as superintendent of the Indiana State Police on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. He was chosen for the position by new Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Here is a press release from the ISP:

ISP Supt. Douglas Carter

ISP Supt. Douglas Carter

Shortly after 1 p.m. today, in the Indiana Supreme Court, Chief Justice Brent Dickson administered the Oath of Office to Douglas G. Carter, making him the 20th superintendent of the state police.

Superintendent Carter previously served 18 years with the state police from November 1984 until December of 2002 and was assigned to the Pendleton State Police post, where he worked in Hamilton County. (Hamilton County is now part of the Indianapolis Post.) He successfully ran for the elected office of sheriff of Hamilton County, serving two terms from January 2003 to December 2010. After leaving the sheriff’s department, Superintendent Carter accepted a position with the RQAW Corporation, an architectural firm specializing in the design and building of municipal buildings inclusive of jails, police and fire stations and criminal justice facilities.

Superintendent Carter was raised in LaPorte, Indiana, where he graduated from LaPorte High School in 1980. He attended Ball State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree with emphasis on Management, Leadership and Organizational Structure. He and his wife reside in Hamilton County, Indiana, and have one daughter.

6 Responses to “LaPorte native Douglas Carter takes helm as Indiana State Police superintendent”

  1. Tracey Cummins

    Jan 15. 2013

    So proud of you Doug! Congratulations!

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  2. Mike Kellems

    Jan 15. 2013

    Very proud to see that Doug has achieved this position… no doubt he will be a great leader for the state police. In my few contacts with him over the years he was the consummate professional.

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  3. John & Sally Thorp

    Jan 16. 2013

    Congratulations Doug. We wish you and your family the very best.

    John & Sally Thorp

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  4. Lt. R.C. Carter (Ret.)

    Mar 09. 2013

    Superintendent Carter!

    Wanted to take a moment to congratulate you on the new position. And also for the fine job while working with all of us in Hamilton County from the time you first were assigned to the District by the Indiana State Police as a young Trooper. Then as Sheriff of Hamilton County and the achievements that you and the Agency achieved while you were Sheriff. I wish you all the best “CUZ”! Hope to see you in the near future.
    Take Care and Be Safe.

    LT.

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  5. Steve Henry

    Jun 12. 2013

    Congratulations. Is Marvin your Dad? If so, I was at your house the day Marvin broke his arm in a concrete mixer. It was, I believe in 1970 and you would have been 7 or 8. I was a dispatcher at the old Dunes Park Post at the time and went on to retire from the I.S.P. as a Trooper Investigator. Your Father was a very positive influence. If your ever in Deputy Indiana stop and visit a while

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  6. Carl Gibbons

    Jul 22. 2015

    Congrats Doug! Used to work out with you at Gymies in Cicero:)

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