Greg Day announces candidacy for Lawrence County Sheriff in 2022 Election

LAWRENCE CO. – The 2022 Election is still a year away, however, Greg Day, a trooper with the Indiana State Police announced his candidacy for Lawrence County Sheriff Monday.

Greg Day announced his candidacy for Lawrence County Sheriff

“I am proud to announce my candidacy for Lawrence County Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Department should work for you, doing everything possible to help make our community safer and more secure,” said Day.

Greg Day, has been an Indiana State Trooper for more than 25 years.

“I have worked tirelessly to make a positive difference as an Indiana State Trooper and squad leader of a specialized criminal enforcement team, I now want to use my abilities to move the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department into an agency that you can all be proud of and have unparalleled confidence in,” said Day.

Day was born and raised in Lawrence County and is a 1992 graduate of Bedford-North Lawrence High School. He graduated in the top 10 academically and graduated Cum Laude from Indiana University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Day is married to Karen Day, who is a business teacher at Bedford North Lawrence High School. His son Heath is currently in college, and his daughter Claire attends BNL High School.

Day and his wife live and manage a farm that was homesteaded by his ancestors in 1823 and has been in the family ever since.

The Days are long-term members of the Mitchell Church of Christ and he has served as an elder since 2016. Day also served as a former director of the Spring Mill Bible camp Intermediate Week from 2010 – 2017.

Day’s law enforcement career started at the Lawrence County Jail in 1997, where he worked for two years. He served as Jail Commander for a year at the jail.

Day graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy in 1999 and was promoted to Squad Sergeant in June 2011. He was instrumental in creating the Bloomington District A.C.E.S. (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section) in 2016.

“We are a pro-active squad of troopers that focus on drug and drug dealing enforcement. We also assist other agencies across southern Indiana with a wide range of criminal investigations, which have included murders, attempted murders, burglaries, and the tracking of wanted fugitives. Our success has led the Indiana State Police to start the same kind of team in every district,” Day added.

Greg Day’s other training includes crash reconstructionist, field training officer, tactical intervention platoon, and instructor at the Indiana State Leadership Development school.

“I have helped develop training on OWI enforcement and crash investigations, and taught crash investigation classes at Indiana University police academy. I have successfully completed dozens of specialized training in various areas such as child sex crime investigations, suspect interrogation and interviews, crash investigations, OWI enforcement, drug interdiction, human trafficking, leadership, and supervision,” he added.

His awards include a seven-time recipient of the Bloomington Trooper of the Year, a five-time recipient of the Bedford Exchange Club Officer of the year, 2017 winner of the Monroe County Exchange Club Officer of the Year, 2017 winner of the Monroe County Northside Exchange Club Officer of the Year, 2007 winner of the Life Award, three-time recipient of the JD Maxwell Mother’s Against Drunk Driving Award, Indiana State Police Meritorious Service Award winner, six-time winner of the Bloomington District OWI Enforcement award, and 2011 graduate of the Indiana State Police Leadership Development School.

For specific details, voters are invited to visit his Facebook page and can contact Day there if you have questions.