State Police Captain Promoted to Major

(MORGAN CO.) – The Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Douglas G. Carter, has announced the promotion of Captain Dana M. Harshman to the rank of major. 

ISP Major Dana Harshman

Harshman, who is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, is a 1994 graduate of Perry Meridian High School, and in 1999, she earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University. 

On December 10, 2000, she graduated from the 60th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy and was appointed as a Trooper to serve at the Indiana State Police Post in Indianapolis.   

In the fall of 2002, she was selected as a counselor for the 63rd recruit academy. After eight years of patrolling Marion County, Harshman was promoted to sergeant and became the supervisor of the Marion County eastside afternoon shift.

Harshman joined the executive security detail in 2013 and worked there until she returned to the Indianapolis District as the assistant district commander in 2014.

In 2017, Harshman was promoted to the rank of captain, and she served as the assistant commander of the Training Division until this recent promotion. 

During her career, Harshman has served the Indiana State Police in the following disciplines: Recruit School Counselor, Field Training Officer, Administrative Officer, Field Training Officer Coordinator, Tactical Intervention Platoon and has been a Defensive Tactics Instructor since 2003.

Harshman currently resides in Morgan County with her husband and two children.