Carter named state’s top cop

Doug Carter

Former county sheriff Doug Carter will continue his career in law enforcement as the state’s top cop. On Dec. 19, Gov.-elect Mike Pence named Carter the new superintendent of the Indiana State Police. He will replace Paul Whitesell.

Carter’s new job presents a problem in Hamilton County, where he ran unopposed and was elected to the Hamilton County Commissioners in November. He is taking over a seat left vacant by Steve Holt, who did not seek re-election. Carter was scheduled to take office in January but is expected to resign because he cannot hold both offices.

Republican precinct committeemen have 30 days to choose his replacement once Carter resigns. The announcement came at press time and exact details are not yet known.

Carter served as Hamilton County Sheriff for eight years, from 2003 to 2011. Following his second term, Carter became a public safety and justice specialist for RQAW. His focus is specifically geared toward architectural solutions supporting the public safety and justice spectrums. Carter was an ISP Master Trooper from July 1984 to December 2002.

Robert Herrington

Managing editor of Current in Noblesville. A 1999 graduate of Noblesville High School, Herrington has been covering Noblesville and Hamilton County as a journalist since 2004. The military brat lived all over the east coast before calling Noblesville home since 1994. He and his wife, Maggie, live in the community with their baby daughter (and youngest Boston Red Sox fan), Caroline. From school board to common council meetings, First Friday events and summer concerts in the city parks, Herrington loves to attend and cover all that Noblesville has to offer.

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