Reserve Officers

The North Vernon Police Department founded a reserve officer program in the early 1990s. In fact, a group of reserve officers from the department were selected to attend the police academy to help establish the standards for what is now known as "pre-basic." There is a tradition of excellence within the ranks of the reserve program with many reserves successfully moving on to full time law enforcement positions all over the state. The current NVPD chief and the last two sheriffs for Jennings County started out as NVPD reserve officers. To date, there have been over 60 reserve officers trained to serve the citizens of North Vernon. The longest serving reserve officer was Sgt. Ted Westerman who volunteered for 24 years before retiring in 2016. The current reserve officers are:

Reserve Officers
Unit#  TitleName/email
21ReserveShane Lakins
22ReserveEvan Ponsler
23ReservePeyton Gerkin
24ReserveJ. Courtland Harrod
25ReserveAaron Poole
26ReserveShannon Grunden
28ReserveA. Tiger Zamora
29ReserveAdam Driver