Office of the Chief

Chief Webster w hat James Webster| Police Chief

Date of Hire
: 01/01/1994

: 1989 Graduate of Jennings County High School;  1993 Graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Criminal Justice

Chief (Appointed 9/11/2006)

Other ranks (if applicable):  Sergeant June 2000 – December 2003; Lieutenant December 2003 – September 2006

 Prior L.E. experience (if applicable): Reserve Police Officer and Dispatcher

 Specialties:  Firearms Instructor Handgun/Shotgun/Rifle;  Founding Member of NVPD SWAT and former Commander;  Field Training Officer;  Precision Rifle Operaton; Active Shooter Instructor; Executive Law Enforcement Certificates;  D.A.R.E. Officer

 Accomplishments:   He has had the privilege to train with all levels of law enforcement and gained practical and leadership related skills from countless individuals from all over the county.

He has trained nationally with the United States Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s General, Glock Firearms, Colt Firearms, The Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Weather Service, the National Rifle Association, the National Tactical Officers Association, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness, and the United States Department of Transportation.

He has also been involved with state agencies such as the Indiana State Police, the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, the Indiana SWAT Officers Association, Indiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association, Texas A&M University, Indiana University, Purdue University, and Ivy Tech.

He has also been able to train locally with the Columbus Police Department, the Seymour Police Department, the Greensburg Police Department, the Batesville Police Department, the Bloomington Police Department, the Carmel Police Department, and the Evansville Police Department.

Chief Webster is married to his wife Susan and has one son, Morgan and two daughters, Sarah and Hannah.  When not working in the line of duty his primary activity is that of a swim dad.   All of their kids are active and he and his wife spend most of their time following them to swim meets. Other than that, he enjoys landscaping and home improvement projects.