The Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Doug Carter, has announced the promotion of First Sergeant Kevin Hobson to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Hobson will serve as the Drug Enforcement Section Commander. Lt. Hobson will primarily direct the activities of personnel assigned to the Drug Enforcement Section (DES) and perform administrative and staff actions required to properly coordinate and supervise the DES operations. A native of Bloomfield, Hobson is a 1991 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He graduated from Indiana University where he studied Health Administration before being accepted to the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in June of 1995. In December of 1995, he was appointed as a Trooper and assigned to the Versailles Post where he worked Switzerland County. During his career with the State Police, Hobson worked the road for two years as a Trooper in Switzerland County before being re-assigned to the Drug Enforcement Section, where he worked for the next nine years. Lt. Hobson then served as a Crime Scene Investigative Sergeant for the Criminal Investigation Division and was posted at the Bloomington District. In 2009, Hobson was promoted and served as the District Investigative Commander at the Bloomington District where he assisted the District Commander to determine crime problems and action plans, among other duties. Lt. Hobson and his wife Penny, reside in Greene County.
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