Indiana Code give post-secondary institutions accredited by the North Central Association the authority to appoint police officers (IC 20-12-3.5-1) The Board of Trustees and Indiana University East have used this authority to form a police department. The Police at IU East have jurisdiction on any real property owned or occupied by Indiana University East or on any street through or adjacent thereto. The officers are fully certified as law enforcement officers by the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board. All IU East officers meet the same standards as all other law enforcement in the State of Indiana. The IU East Police Department works closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to effectively enforce the law. All officers enforce all Rules and Regulations of Indiana University East.
Description of Department
The Indiana University East Police Department consists of five full-time and three part-time sworn officers. The officers handle all types of situations at IU East in a fair and impartial manner.
Chief Burton Cole
Chief Burton Cole is a life long resident of Richmond/Wayne County. He is a graduate of Northeastern High School, Indiana University East (A.S. Criminal Justice, 1989) and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Chief Cole was a member of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department for 25 years and was Wayne County Sheriff from 1995 thru 1998. He retired from the Sheriff’s Department in 2000 and joined the Indiana University East Police Department in 2002.
Sgt. Jeffrey Locke
Sgt. Jeffrey Locke is a native of Connersville, IN. He is a graduate of Connersville High School and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and is currently enrolled in the Purdue University Program at IU East. Sgt. Locke began his law enforcement career in 1975 with the Fayette County In. Sheriff's Dept. and retired from the Connersville Police Dept in 2001 after twenty five years of service. Sgt. Locke served in various positions within the Connersville Police Dept including Deputy Chief and Chief of Police. Sgt. Locke worked for the Visteon Corp in their Security Division before joining the IU East Police Dept. in 2003. Sgt. Locke was promoted to his present position at IU East in March of 2009.
Officer Tim Swift
Officer Tim Swift was born in New Castle, Indiana and is a graduate of New Castle Chrysler High School. Officer Swift did his undergraduate work at Indiana University East earning a B.S. in General Studies as well as an A.S. and B.S. in Criminal Justice. In 2015, Tim earned his Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Fort Hayes State University. He has completed numerous criminal justice training programs and is a 2000 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield, Indiana. Tim is also a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Alpha Phi Sigma - SIUE Chapter: Zeta Zeta. Officer Swift spent several years in security for the State of Indiana’s Protective Services and was a Training Officer for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department before joining Indiana University East in 2001 as a Police Officer. Tim is a certified Field Training Officer working with the IUPD cadet program.
Officer Aaron Roberts
Officer Aaron Roberts was born in Greenfield, Indiana and grew up in Bedford, Indiana. He is a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School, attended Kentucky Christian University and is a 2001 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He served in various positions within the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office from 2000 until 2011. Aaron has trained with the US Marshalls in Glynco, GA. and with many other Law Enforcement agencies across Indiana while with the Sheriff’s Office. In 2011, he left the Sheriff’s Office when he joined Indiana University Police Department. Since his employment with the Indiana University Police Department, he has completed training and is now an Indiana Certified Police Trainer through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.
Officer Bradley Smoker
Officer Bradley Smoker is a lifelong resident of Centerville, Indiana and is a graduate of Centerville High School. He was Corrections Officer with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department from 2008 until 2012. Officer Smoker joined the Centerville Police Department in 2012 and remained in that position until he moved to the Indiana University Police Department in 2015. Officer Smoker is a 2013 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and has attended the Indiana University Law Enforcement Academy in 2015 and is a Certified Police Cyclist. Officer Smoker is continuing his education currently taking undergraduate courses at Indiana University East.
Officer Janice Passmore
Officer Janice Passmore is a life long resident of Richmond, In. and a graduate of Richmond High School. She is a graduate of Indiana University East (Assoc. Criminal Justice and numerous I.U.East classes since). Janice is a 1981 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and served on the Richmond Police Department from May 1981 to Feb. 2011 (29 plus yrs). Over the course of her career at the Richmond Police Department, she served in various positions including: Patrol Officer, Juvenile Officer, Detective, Sergeant Traffic Division, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain in Patrol Division and Captain in the Professional Standards Unit. Officer Passmore joined the Indiana University East Police Department in October of 2011.
Officer Kyle Hall
Officer Kyle Hall is a graduate of South Dearborn High School in Aurora, Indiana and is a senior at Indiana University East majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science. In 2015, Kyle completed the Indiana University Police Academy in Bloomington winning the class Physical Fitness Award and finishing second academically. Kyle also became Certified Police Cyclist while at the Police Academy in Bloomington. Officer Hall is a member of the Red Wolf track and field team as well as the cross country team. He is a track and field conference champion in four separate events and a two time Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete. Kyle has twice been named Cosida Capitol One Academic. All District and is the 2015 IUE Academic Athlete of the year. He is a member of Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Officer Brooke Hartwig
Officer Brooke Hartwig is a senior at Indiana University East with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. She is a recent graduate of the Indiana University Police Academy in Bloomington, Indiana. She was ranked top female, overall 14 out to 36 in physical fitness, had an academic standing of 95%, and qualified as a Marksman in firearms training.
Officer Hartwig is the President of the Criminal Justice Club, and Admissions Ambassador, and Extreme Jumpstart Leader, a Supplemental Instruction Leader for Sociology, a member of Student Government Association, on the Marketing Committee for the It’s On Us Leaders Conference on Sexual Assault, and the Assistant Instructor for Self-Defense for Women class on campus. She is also on the Chancellor’s List (4.0 GPA). She enjoys learning and plans to pursue a graduate degree.
Cadet Clint Swanson
Cadet Clint Swanson is a graduate of Switzerland County High School in Vevay, Indiana and is a junior at Indiana University East majoring in Criminal Justice. His studies also include working towards a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling through the School of Social Work. Cadet Swanson is a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) and represents athletes on the IU East Athletic Board. Clint is beginning this third year as a member of the Red Wolf track and field team and is the reigning KIAC Most Valuable Player. He has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 throughout his college career and has been recognized as academic all-district in Division 11 NAIA. After serving the 2015-2016 school year as an IUPD Cadet, Clint will attend the Indiana University Police Academy in Bloomington. Upon graduation from IU East in spring 2017, Clint intends to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Cadet Brandon Lingenfelter
Cadet Brandon Lingenfelter is from Brookville, Ohio and graduated from Brookville High School spending two years as a cadet studying criminal justice at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center, (MVCTC). Cadet Lingenfelter is a junior at Indiana University East majoring in Criminal Justice after transferring from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Cadet Lingenfelter transferred to IU East after learning of the IUPD Cadet Program, hoping to become a Cadet. Brandon enjoys golfing and plays soccer for the Dayton Soccer Club. After serving the 2015-2016 school year as an IUPD Cadet, Brandon will attend the Indiana University Police Academy in Bloomington and upon graduation from IU East in the spring 2017, Brandon intends to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Vicki Chasteen lives in Centerville, Indiana and is a graduate of Centerville High School. She has worked at IU East for seven years in the Welcome Center/Information Center, four years for the IU Police Department in a civilian capacity. Vicki was awarded an Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Office Administration with a medical concentration. She is currently scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2016 with a Bachelors in General Studies with a Social Behavior concentration. She is a member of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa.