ISP Troopers promoted to the rank of sergeant

INDIANA – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter has announced the promotion of Trooper Chris Hanson to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Hanson will serve as a supervisor for the Indianapolis District. 

Trooper Chris Hanson

Trooper Hanson is a native of Indianapolis and a 2010 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. After high school, Hanson attended Marian University where he was a successful athlete in both track and cross country. He graduated from Marian in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science. Henson was selected to attend the 76th Indiana State Police Academy and successfully completed it in 2016. His first patrol assignment was to the Indianapolis District where he patrolled the east side of Indianapolis. During his career, Henson has served as a crash reconstructionist, a member of the mobile field force, a hostage crisis negotiator, a field training officer, and on the Indiana State Police Honor Guard.

In August 2020, Hanson was promoted to Detective, where he served as an investigator for the Indianapolis District until his recent promotion to Sergeant.

In his new role, Sergeant Hanson will mentor and supervise a squad of Troopers in the Indianapolis District. 

Detective Hanson resides in Hancock County with his wife and son. 

Trooper Aryaun Smith was promoted to the position of Sergeant, to serve as a squad leader in the Indianapolis District.  

Trooper Aryaun Smith

Sergeant Smith is a native of Long Beach California but moved to Indianapolis as a child and attended Warren Central High School where she graduated in 2005. After graduation, she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Indiana University in Bloomington. Upon graduation from college Smith worked in the surgery department at IU Health Bloomington. Aryaun was accepted to the 73rd Indiana State Police Academy and graduated on May 1, 2014. Her first duty assignment was to the Indianapolis District where she patrolled Marion County for five years. In 2017 Trooper Smith received a Life Saving Award for her efforts to save a neighbor’s life. Smith has been an active participant in the Right Fit Program sponsored by the Indianapolis Indians. This is a program providing public safety mentors to children in Indianapolis Schools. During here career Smith has served on the Mobile Field Force Team and as a Field Training Officer. In 2019 Smith was promoted to detective, where she has served as a district investigator. 

In her new role, Sergeant Smith will mentor and supervise a squad of troopers in the Indianapolis District. 

Sergeant Smith currently resides in Marion County with her wife and two children.