Former Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Carter to lead Indiana State Police under Gov.-elect Mike Pence

Carter retired from ISP

INDIANAPOLIS - The former Hamilton County sheriff will lead the Indiana State Police under Gov.-elect Mike Pence.

Doug Carter, a former state trooper who served two terms as sheriff, will be named superintendent of ISP.

"Doug Carter is a veteran of the State Police and served the people of Hamilton County well as sheriff," Pence said in a news release. "His experience will help him provide leadership to the state police who so capably serve all Hoosiers."

Other appointments announced Wednesday:

  • Rob Carter will continue to serve as director of the Department of Natural Resources
  • Jeff Cardwell appointed as executive director of faith-based and community initiatives
  • Dan Norton to lead the Office of Community and Rural Affairs
  • Zac Jackson will be the majority deputy budget director

Senior staff hires announced Wednesday:

  • Ryan Streeter to serve as as senior economic policy director
  • Christy Denault named communications director
  • Kara Brooks to serve as press secretary
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