County resident, state trooper earns promotion

Indiana State Police Lt. Mark R. Davis, who lives in Bartholomew County, was promoted to the rank of captain to serve as assistant commander of the ISP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.

The division is responsible for enforcing state and federal regulations on all commercial motor vehicles. Davis will be the assistant commander to 120 employees statewide, both enforcement and civilian.

He is a native of Fort Wayne and a 1973 graduate of Fort Wayne Northside High School. He attended Ball State University and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice.

Davis began his law enforcement career in 1983 upon graduation from the 41st Indiana State Police Academy. He was assigned to the Lowell Post and patrolled Jasper and Newton counties. In 1987 he transferred to the Seymour Post.

In 1992, Davis was promoted to squad sergeant and supervised troopers in Bartholomew, Jackson and Jennings counties. In August 2003, he was promoted to lieutenant to serve as commander of the Seymour District. Upon the closing of the Seymour District, he transferred to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division to serve as lieutenant.

Davis’ wife is LuAnn.