Indiana State Police Master Trooper Waters promoted to rank of Sergeant

EVANSVILLE – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter has promoted Master Trooper Kevin Waters to the rank of Sergeant to serve as a Canine Training Officer.

Waters is a native of Evansville and a 1984 graduate of Bosse High School. After graduating high school, Waters joined the U.S. Army and served 8 years on active duty and 16 years on reserve duty. During 2006, he served a one-year deployment in Iraq.

ISP Sergeant Kevin Waters

Waters also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology from Oakland City College and an Associate of Science degree in criminology from Vincennes University. Waters joined the Mt. Vernon Police Department in 1990 and served approximately four-years before joining the Indiana State Police in 1994.

He primarily patrolled Posey County before becoming a K-9 handler in 2008. Waters and his new K-9 partner, Andy, patrolled the Evansville District until January 2017 when Andy suddenly became ill and later died during surgery. Waters continued to be instrumental in training K-9’s throughout the state and later achieved certification as a Master K-9 Instructor.

Sergeant Waters and his wife, Sherry, reside in Vanderburgh County and they have three adult children.