Seymour native chosen to lead state police post

A Seymour native is the Indiana State Police’s new Versailles District commander.

Sgt. Paul Adams was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will supervise all troopers and civilian personnel who work at the Versailles District, which covers 10 counties in southeastern Indiana.

Adams, a second generation state trooper, was selected after competing in an Indiana State Police promotion process, which includes a written examination and oral interview. Seniority, job performance and prior education are factors considered for promotion. Each candidate is ranked before being presented to the superintendent for final selection.

Adams is a 1988 graduate of Seymour High School. He graduated from Indiana University Southeast with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy in June of 1995 and was assigned as a trooper in the Seymour District.

In 1999, he was re-assigned as a detective in Jefferson County in the Versailles District. In 2004, Adams was again re-assigned to the Indiana State Police Gaming Division at Belterra Casino in Vevay, where he served as a gaming enforcement detective. In 2006, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and supervised troopers in the Versailles District until his current promotion.

Adams resides in Versailles with his wife Kim.