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Columbus Native Reassigned as State Police Detective

Last updated on Saturday, August 24, 2013

(COLUMBUS) - A Columbus native has moved up the ranks with the Indiana State Police.

State Police spokesperson Rich Myers says Senior Trooper Kurt W. Steinkamp was recently transferred to the Criminal Investigation Command and reassigned as Detective to the Technical Service Unit at the Cyber Crimes Investigative Technologies Section. Steinkamp applied for the position last month and was selected to fill the position.

Steinkamp grew up in Columbus and attended IUPUC until he joined the Indiana State Police in 2000. Upon graduation from the academy, Steinkamp was assigned to the Putnamville Post where he worked road patrol duties in Hendricks County. Steinkamp remained in Hendricks County after the district realignments in July 2010, working out of the Indianapolis Post.

Steinkamp holds advanced training as a field training officer, EVO, LIDAR, Radar, VASCAR instructor and FLIR operator. He is also a member of the TIP team, a certified crash re-constructionist and has served on the U.S.R.T. as dive support for 10 years.

He currently lives in Morgan County with his wife Melissa and their two daughters Sophia and Ava.

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