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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Indiana State Police Department on its 75th anniversary.



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Introduced

Second Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2008)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing the Indiana State Police Department on its 75th anniversary.

    Whereas, the Indiana State Police Department was established in 1933 in response to the expansion of organized crime during the great depression and the emerging prominence of the motor vehicle in daily life;

    Whereas, the Indiana State Police began with 66 recruits. By 1937, the department had a total of 170 officers. The department created an aviation division in 1947 and then in 1951 the department expanded again, adding 25 new full-time officers for the new Motor Carrier Division to address commercial vehicle traffic regulations;

    Whereas, while working hard to keep Indiana citizens safe, the Indiana State Police Department became a national leader by pioneering the use of the Breathalyzer alcohol testing instrument;

    Whereas, since its inception, the Indiana State Police Department has been noted for its service to the people of Indiana, the dedication of its employees (both police and civilian) in the detection and apprehension of criminals, and the enhancement of safety on Indiana's roadways,


    Whereas, during this time of dedication and service, 45 members of the Indiana State Police have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the people of the State of Indiana; and

    Whereas, Indiana takes great pride in recognizing the Indiana State Police Department on the 75th anniversary of its founding: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes the Indiana State Police Department on its 75th anniversary and commends the achievement and dedication of the men and women who have honorably served the State of Indiana as members of the Department.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit copies of this Resolution to the Superintendent of the Indiana State Police.