Jasper Police Post Celebrates 75 Years

 The Jasper Police Post is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

On Oct. 8, 1935, the state of Indiana leased land from the city of Jasper to build a new radio station and barracks which would represent the most modern type of crime fighting facilities. Three years later, the process of moving the Jasper Post from the Providence Home to its current location at U.S. 231 and Schutter Road began.

The post now covers seven counties in southwestern Indiana and while the post has made only interior upgrades, the Jasper Post still operates from the barracks that opened in 1938. Twenty-seven troopers, six detectives, a detective sergeant, and other personnel still call the Jasper Post home.