The Indiana State Police post in Versailles has announced the promotion of a Jackson County native. Superintendent Douglas Carter announced that Sgt. Paul Adams has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and now serves as the District Commander for the Versailles District of the Indiana State Police.

Lt. Adams is a 1988 graduate of Seymour High School. He went on to graduate from Indiana University Southeast with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. Lt. Adams graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy in June of 1995 and was assigned as a trooper in the Seymour District. In 1999, he was re-assigned as a detective in Jefferson County in the Versailles District. In 2004, Lt. Adams was again re-assigned to the Indiana State Police Gaming Division at Belterra Casino in Vevay, where he served as a Gaming Enforcement Detective. In 2006, Adams was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he supervised troopers in the Versailles District where he most recently served.

Lt. Adams, a second generation trooper, is now tasked with supervising all troopers, as well as civilian personnel who work out of the Versailles District, which encompasses ten counties in Southeast Indiana.