State police promote local trooper

Indiana State Police Trooper Andrew Mitchell has been promoted to the rank of trooper detective.

Mitchell lives in Bartholomew County with his wife and two children.

He is a 2003 graduate of Bethesda Christian High School in Brownsburg. He attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, where he studied youth ministry. In 2008, Mitchell was hired as a jail deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. In 2012 he was hired as an Indiana state trooper and attended the Indiana State Police Academy in Plainfield.

During his three-year career with the Indiana State Police, Mitchell has primarily patrolled roads in Bartholomew, Jackson, Ripley and Franklin counties, where he has worked numerous criminal investigations, investigated crashes and conducted criminal and traffic patrols.

As a part of his new responsibilities as a detective, Mitchell will focus on criminal investigations and will primarily investigate crimes in Bartholomew, Jackson and Jennings counties.