On Friday, November 17, the Indiana State Police District #13 All Crimes Policing Team (ACP) conducted a multi-agency enforcement effort in Starke County. The ACP team joined forces with the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, Knox Police Department and the North Judson Police Department for a county-wide enforcement effort in Starke County. In spite of the cold, windy and rainy evening, the 8-hour enforcement effort led to a combined 20-traffic citations being issued, 78-warnings, 8-criminal arrests, 2-felony arrest and 5-drug related arrests (for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana) between the ISP and Starke County Sheriff’s Department (Knox P.D and North Judson Police stats were not reported).
Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin was very happy with the results stating that “The Starke County Sheriff’s Department appreciates working with the Indiana State Police in combating criminal activity in Starke County. These combined efforts will continue to remove dangerous criminals and drugs from the community and keep our community safe.” ACP Team Leader, Sergeant Aaron Correll, stated that the continued excellent working relationship between the agencies helped to make this detail successful. Sgt. Correll stated, “The ACP Team enjoys the opportunity to work in conjunction with the officers of the Starke County Sheriff’s Department. The Indiana State Police ACP Team will continue to work with these agencies on similar enforcement efforts in the future.”
The Indiana State Police District 13 ACP Team is a team of Troopers who work all seven counties (Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper, Starke and Pulaski Counties) within the district to address drug related activity and deter violent crime. The ACP Team provides additional manpower and resource support to local agencies in order to address specific crime trends within the local communities. The common goal is making each community as safe as possible.