Peru – Recently, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter announced the promotion of Master Trooper Donald White to the rank of sergeant. In his new assignment, White will work from the Indiana State Police Training Division. He will serve as a training coordinator and instructor for the Indiana State Police firearms program.
White, a twenty-two year veteran of the department, began his career at the Indiana State Police Lowell Post. In 1999, White transferred to the Indiana State Police Redkey Post where he was assigned road patrol duties primarily in Grant County. In 2010, the Redkey post closed as part of an Indiana State Police consolidation of its districts. Troopers who served Grant County were assigned to the Indiana State Police Peru Post.
During his career, White has served the state police as a member of the tactical intervention platoon, eleven years as a motorcycle patrol unit, two years as a member of the Indiana State Police High-Performance Vehicle Mustang Program, and as a field training officer. White has been an Indiana State Police firearms instructor for 16 years. He teaches shooting and various techniques, on the different Indiana State Police firearm platform, to recruits at the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy and troopers at the district level.
In 2016, White was named the trooper of the district for the Indiana State Police Peru District. The award is given annually to the trooper that personifies integrity, professionalism, and a well-rounded work ethic. White was selected by the command staff at the Peru District for dedication to his job, traffic and criminal enforcement, community involvement, instructor ratings, specialty assignments, and other services performed for the department beyond normal expectations.
White currently serves as a volunteer fireman with the Matthews Fire Department in Grant County. He is a 1989 graduate of Eastbrook High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation technology from Purdue University. White, his wife, and their daughter currently reside in Grant County.