Indiana State Police superintendent Doug Carter recently promoted Versailles Post Detective Dan Elmore to the rank of sergeant, and he will now serve as a crime scene investigator, according to public information officer Sgt. Noel Houze.
Elmore began his career with the ISP as a dispatcher at the Pendleton Post in 1994. In 1996, he left that position to attend the 54th ISP Recruit Academy, graduating in December of that year. His first district assignment was Versailles where he was assigned patrol duties in Dearborn County and later in Ripley County. In 2004, he was promoted to corporal where he served as a district duty officer.
In 2007, he took a voluntary reduction in rank and went back to the road as a trooper. In 2009, he was reassigned as a detective in the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, and in 2013 he received an assignment as a Versailles District detective until his most recent promotion.
During his career, Elmore has served as a gaming enforcement detective, Tactical Intervention Platoon member, field training officer, firearms instructor and digital media recovery specialist. With his new assignment, he will be responsible for processing crime scenes, collection and preservation of evidence, transportation of evidence to and from the state police laboratories and various courts, as well as disposal of evidence as ordered by the court or directed by department policy.
The 1991 Avon High School graduate attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where he earned an associate degree in criminal justice. He resides in Ripley County with his wife, Paula, and their two children.