One-time CPD officer gets ISP promotion


A one-time Columbus police officer who also once patrolled Bartholomew and surrounding counties as an Indiana State Police trooper has been promoted to a new position.

Master trooper Edward Olibo was promoted recently to the rank of First Sergeant by ISP Superintendent Douglas G. Carter. Olibo will serve as assistant commander of the ISP Criminal Justice Information Services Section.

A Franklin native, Olibo is a 1987 graduate of Franklin Community High School who earned his associates degree in criminal justice from Vincennes University in 1989. Beginning in October 1990, Olibo started his law enforcement career with the Columbus Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer, on the SWAT team and as a field training officer until his selection to the ISP Recruit Academy in 1999.

He was appointed a trooper that year assigned to the ISP post in Lafayette before being transferred to the Seymour post, where he patrolled Bartholomew and Jackson counties.

From 2005 to 2013, Olibo served on the Executive Protection Section Detail. In 2013, he was reassigned to the human resources division, where he served until 2014.

Outside of his ISP duties, Olibo serves on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board of Ivy Tech Community College and is a guest lecturer and professional development contributor at Franklin College. Olibo and his wife, Emily, live in Franklin and have six adult children.