Indiana State Police Superintendent, Paul Whitesell, recently announced the promotion of First Sergeant, James Strong, to the rank of Lieutenant to serve as the Commander of the Indiana State Police Post in Bremen. The Bremen Post covers Marshall, St. Joseph, Kosciusko, and Elkhart Counties. Strong earned this promotion through written testing and a competitive interview process.
Strong is a Knox High School graduate and continued his education at Ball State University. Strong graduated from Ball State in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation, he worked for the Starke County Sheriff’s Department before joining the State Police. Strong is a 16-year veteran of the Department and has worked at the Bremen Post since graduating from the Indiana State Police Academy in 1994. Strong has also served as a Tactical Intervention Platoon Squad Leader, Field Training Officer and is an Accident Reconstruction Officer for the Department.
Strong currently lives in Plymouth with his wife and three children.