On February 23, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted Captain Jon Smithers to the rank of Major to serve as commander of the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division. The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcing both state and federal regulations on all commercial motor vehicles.
Smithers is a native of Indianapolis and a 1984 graduate of Southport High School. He attended Ball State University and graduated with a BS in Business in 1988.
Smithers began his law enforcement career in 1994 upon graduation from the 51st Indiana State Police Academy. He was assigned to the Indianapolis Post and patrolled Marion County. In February 2000, Smithers was promoted to Squad Sergeant and supervised troopers in Marion County. September 2008, he was promoted to First Sergeant to serve as assistant commander of the Indianapolis District. August 2011 he was promoted to Lieutenant to serve as commander of the Indianapolis District.
In November, 2013 Smithers was transferred and promoted to captain in the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division to serve as the assistant commander. Major Smithers will now serve as the Division Commander for the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Division and will be responsible for 120 employees, both enforcement and civilian, statewide.
Major Smithers resides in Marion County.
SOURCE: Indiana State Police