State Police First Sergeant and Bartholomew County Resident Promoted to Captain

(BARTHOLOMEW CO.) – The Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Douglas G. Carter, has announced the promotion of First Sergeant Robert D. Simpson to the rank of Captain.  

Captain Simpson will serve as the Criminal Justice Data Division Commander overseeing the State Firearms License Unit, Indiana Criminal History Repository, the Indiana Vehicle Crash Records Program and the Indiana Data and Communications System (IDACS) as well all information technology needs for the department.

ISP Captain Robert Simpson

Simpson, who is originally from Columbus, Indiana, is a 1984 graduate of Columbus North High School and earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Vincennes University in 1986.  Simpson graduated from the 104th Session of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in March of 1991 and served with the Columbus Police Department until 1999.

On June 24, 2001 Simpson graduated from the 61st Indiana State Police Recruit Academy and was appointed as a Trooper assigned to the Indiana State Police Post in Indianapolis, where he served for two years patrolling Shelby and Marion Counties.  In 2003, Simpson transferred to the Indiana State Police Post in Seymour and patrolled Jackson and Bartholomew County.  In 2005, he was promoted to Detective at the Seymour Post specializing in Child Crimes.  

In 2008, Simpson was selected to serve with the FBI as a Task Force Officer with the FBI Cyber Crimes Division and in 2010, he was transferred to the Technical Services Unit specializing in technical investigations.  In 2015, Simpson was promoted to First Sergeant in the Criminal Justice Data Division where he served as Assistant Commander in the Information Technology Section.  In April of 2018, Simpson graduated from the FBI National Academy attending the 272nd session in Quantico, Virginia.

Simpson and his wife Julie have five children, six grandchildren and reside in Columbus, Indiana.