Indiana State Police Museum

Indiana State Police Museum The Indiana State Police Museum collects, preserves, and presents the history of the Indiana State Police, focusing on the dedication of the department, connection with the community, and the innovations made throughout the organization's existence.

The museum is free to the public and includes the Logo Store, which features items such as shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other Indiana State Police related merchandise.

Operating as usual

The ISP Museum will be open tomorrow from 12pm to 4pm. Stop in and take a look at our ISP Logo Store - we've restocked m...
11/19/2021

The ISP Museum will be open tomorrow from 12pm to 4pm. Stop in and take a look at our ISP Logo Store - we've restocked many of our sweatshirts and other clothing items.

(Photo: Troopers and staff in front of the Jasper Post, 1940s)

The ISP Museum will be open tomorrow from 12pm to 4pm. Stop in and take a look at our ISP Logo Store - we've restocked many of our sweatshirts and other clothing items.

(Photo: Troopers and staff in front of the Jasper Post, 1940s)

Today we honor all our veterans, including ISP officers and civilians who are served. Thank you!
11/11/2021

Today we honor all our veterans, including ISP officers and civilians who are served. Thank you!

Today we honor all our veterans, including ISP officers and civilians who are served. Thank you!

The ISP Museum will be open tomorrow, 10/16 from 12pm to 4pm.
10/15/2021

The ISP Museum will be open tomorrow, 10/16 from 12pm to 4pm.

The ISP Museum will be open tomorrow, 10/16 from 12pm to 4pm.

We did it! The Weigh Station Exhibit Project has been fully funded! Thank you to each person and organization that donat...
10/05/2021

We did it! The Weigh Station Exhibit Project has been fully funded! Thank you to each person and organization that donated to the Indiana State Police Alliance's fundraiser - we greatly appreciate it.

We did it! The Weigh Station Exhibit Project has been fully funded! Thank you to each person and organization that donated to the Indiana State Police Alliance's fundraiser - we greatly appreciate it.

We’re closed today - we’re celebrating our retirees at our annual Superintendent’s Luncheon. This year we’re at the ISP ...
09/17/2021

We’re closed today - we’re celebrating our retirees at our annual Superintendent’s Luncheon. This year we’re at the ISP Hangar in Greenwood! We’ll be open tomorrow for our regular third Saturday hours from 12pm to 4pm.

We’re closed today - we’re celebrating our retirees at our annual Superintendent’s Luncheon. This year we’re at the ISP Hangar in Greenwood! We’ll be open tomorrow for our regular third Saturday hours from 12pm to 4pm.

The ISP Museum will be open for our regular third Saturday hours on 9/18. Stop by and see our exhibits - we'll be open f...
09/16/2021

The ISP Museum will be open for our regular third Saturday hours on 9/18. Stop by and see our exhibits - we'll be open from 12pm to 4pm!

The ISP Museum will be open for our regular third Saturday hours on 9/18. Stop by and see our exhibits - we'll be open from 12pm to 4pm!

Less than $250 needed to complete the fundraiser!! 8/31 is the deadline to donate to the Indiana State Police Alliance’s...
08/27/2021
Weigh Station Exhibit, organized by Lauren Baker

Less than $250 needed to complete the fundraiser!! 8/31 is the deadline to donate to the Indiana State Police Alliance’s GoFundMe for the museum’s weigh station exhibit. To donate or learn more, click the link below.

In 2017, the Indiana State Police Museum received a grant from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS)… Lauren Baker needs your support for Weigh Station Exhibit

LESS THAN ONE WEEK LEFT! The Indiana State Police Alliance's fundraiser for the museum's weigh station exhibit ends on 8...
08/25/2021
Weigh Station Exhibit, organized by Lauren Baker

LESS THAN ONE WEEK LEFT! The Indiana State Police Alliance's fundraiser for the museum's weigh station exhibit ends on 8/31 and there's less than $600 needed to complete the goal. To learn more, click the link below and share!

In 2017, the Indiana State Police Museum received a grant from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS)… Lauren Baker needs your support for Weigh Station Exhibit

The ISP Museum will be closed from Tuesday, August 24th through Friday, August 27th. We will reopen for our regular hour...
08/23/2021

The ISP Museum will be closed from Tuesday, August 24th through Friday, August 27th. We will reopen for our regular hours on Tuesday, August 31st.

The ISP Museum will be closed from Tuesday, August 24th through Friday, August 27th. We will reopen for our regular hours on Tuesday, August 31st.

Today's the last day of the 2021 #indianastatefair! Take a look at our throwback to the 1953 State Fair and the Indiana ...
08/22/2021

Today's the last day of the 2021 #indianastatefair!

Take a look at our throwback to the 1953 State Fair and the Indiana State Police's public display.

TWO WEEKS LEFT! The Indiana State Police Alliance is doing one final push to complete their fundraiser for the ISP Museu...
08/17/2021
Weigh Station Exhibit, organized by Lauren Baker

TWO WEEKS LEFT! The Indiana State Police Alliance is doing one final push to complete their fundraiser for the ISP Museum's weigh station exhibit. With just under $2000 needed, they're so close to their goal! Interested in donating or learning more? Visit the link below.

In 2017, the Indiana State Police Museum received a grant from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS)… Lauren Baker needs your support for Weigh Station Exhibit

Today's the day! #indianastatefair
07/30/2021

Today's the day! #indianastatefair

Today's the day! #indianastatefair

Today was the unveiling of the Indiana State Police Jasper Post historic marker. We’re honored to have this amazing piec...
07/28/2021

Today was the unveiling of the Indiana State Police Jasper Post historic marker. We’re honored to have this amazing piece of Indiana State Police history commemorated by the Indiana Historical Bureau. If you’re in the area, stop by the post and take a look!

We want to make it into the calendar!We need your vote for the ‘Best Looking Cruiser Contest’ - it’s a yearly contest, b...
07/23/2021

We want to make it into the calendar!

We need your vote for the ‘Best Looking Cruiser Contest’ - it’s a yearly contest, but your beloved ISP has never made the top 12 to get included. If we make it, we're hoping this will be your March photo. Please click the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestlookingcrusier2021

VOTE & SHARE!

We want to make it into the calendar!

We need your vote for the ‘Best Looking Cruiser Contest’ - it’s a yearly contest, but your beloved ISP has never made the top 12 to get included. If we make it, we're hoping this will be your March photo. Please click the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bestlookingcrusier2021

VOTE & SHARE!

07/16/2021

The ISP Museum will not be holding third Saturday hours tomorrow, July 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of Indiana's Motor Vehicle Police. This agency enforced the certificate of title act, ...
07/15/2021

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of Indiana's Motor Vehicle Police. This agency enforced the certificate of title act, which required car owners to register their vehicles. In the 1920s and early 1930s, car theft was a major problem - the Motor Vehicle Police were created to help alleviate this issue. In 1933, the Motor Vehicle Police became the Indiana State Police and were granted full policing authority. Take a look at some of our early photos of Motor Vehicle Police officers and note the differences in uniforms.

We're getting closer to our goal for our weigh station exhibit - to learn more, click the link below.
07/07/2021
Weigh Station Exhibit, organized by Lauren Baker

We're getting closer to our goal for our weigh station exhibit - to learn more, click the link below.

In 2017, the Indiana State Police Museum received a grant from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS)… Lauren Baker needs your support for Weigh Station Exhibit

Have you heard? We're starting our third Saturday hours again! We'll be open this Saturday, 6/19 from 12pm to 4pm.
06/17/2021

Have you heard? We're starting our third Saturday hours again! We'll be open this Saturday, 6/19 from 12pm to 4pm.

Have you heard? We're starting our third Saturday hours again! We'll be open this Saturday, 6/19 from 12pm to 4pm.

The ISP Museum has revised our COVID-19 policies to reflect the updated mandates of Marion County and Governor Holcomb. ...
06/08/2021

The ISP Museum has revised our COVID-19 policies to reflect the updated mandates of Marion County and Governor Holcomb. As of 6/8, masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests while visiting the museum.

The ISP Museum has revised our COVID-19 policies to reflect the updated mandates of Marion County and Governor Holcomb. As of 6/8, masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests while visiting the museum.

Photos from Indiana State Police Museum's post
05/28/2021

Photos from Indiana State Police Museum's post

Its almost #raceday! To celebrate the 105th Running of the Indy 500, we're sharing photos of the #Indy500 from our archi...
05/28/2021

Its almost #raceday! To celebrate the 105th Running of the Indy 500, we're sharing photos of the #Indy500 from our archives.

Photos from Indiana State Police Museum's post
05/28/2021

Photos from Indiana State Police Museum's post

The Indiana State Police Alliance is raising funds for the museum's weigh station exhibit! We're nearing completion of t...
05/13/2021
Weigh Station Exhibit, organized by Lauren Baker

The Indiana State Police Alliance is raising funds for the museum's weigh station exhibit! We're nearing completion of this project and the additional funds will allow us to finish this project. To learn more, please visit the ISPA's GoFundMe page listed below.

In 2017, the Indiana State Police Museum received a grant from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS)… Lauren Baker needs your support for Weigh Station Exhibit

Today was Rookie Car Issue! We’re so incredibly proud of our new troopers as they start their solo patrol. And a shoutou...
04/13/2021

Today was Rookie Car Issue! We’re so incredibly proud of our new troopers as they start their solo patrol. And a shoutout to the garage crew for getting all of the commissions ready for action!

In 1998, Superintendent Carraway reintroduced black commissions to the Indiana State Police Fleet. These Ford Crown Vict...
04/08/2021
Indiana State Police - 6.17.1998 New Black Cars on the Road

In 1998, Superintendent Carraway reintroduced black commissions to the Indiana State Police Fleet. These Ford Crown Victorias had a gold stripe down the side and were used until the mid-2000s. Take a look at our Youtube video of the issuing of the first set of these new police commissions.

The videos displayed on this site are from the Indiana State Police. The videos are not intended for republication or broadcast without the express consent ...

The beginning of April means one thing for troopers - Summer uniforms! In the mid-1950s, troopers were given the option ...
04/01/2021

The beginning of April means one thing for troopers - Summer uniforms! In the mid-1950s, troopers were given the option to wear a short sleeved uniform shirt. These early summer uniform shirts were French blue (same color as the pants) with navy pocket flaps and epaulettes. Although troopers still have a Summer uniform, they department transitioned to full navy colored short-sleeved shirts not too long after introducing the summer option.

03/31/2021

The ISP Museum will be closed tomorrow, 4/1 and Friday, 4/2. We will reopen for our regular hours on Tuesday, 4/6.

On this day in 1960, Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710 heading from Minneapolis to Miami crashed near Cannelton, Indi...
03/17/2021

On this day in 1960, Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710 heading from Minneapolis to Miami crashed near Cannelton, Indiana (10 miles East of Tell City) killing all 57 passengers and 6 crew members. Indiana State Police were first notified of the crash by Mrs. William Rhodes, who reported a burning wing fragment falling from the sky. State troopers from the Jasper Post were dispatched to the scene to assist with the investigation.

The crash site spanned nearly two miles with debris falling as the plane ripped apart in the air. This was Indiana’s first major air disaster.

Indiana State Police Jasper Post

02/19/2021

We’ve wondered the same thing - thanks for educating us Sgt. Stephen Wheeles-Indiana State Police!

The ISP Museum will be closed this coming Thursday, 1/28 and Friday, 1/29. We will reopen for our normal hours on Tuesda...
01/25/2021

The ISP Museum will be closed this coming Thursday, 1/28 and Friday, 1/29. We will reopen for our normal hours on Tuesday, 2/2.

The ISP Museum will be closed this coming Thursday, 1/28 and Friday, 1/29. We will reopen for our normal hours on Tuesday, 2/2.

We've been getting calls - yes, we're open! Appointments to visit are still encouraged, but not necessary.
01/21/2021

We've been getting calls - yes, we're open!

Appointments to visit are still encouraged, but not necessary.

We've been getting calls - yes, we're open!

Appointments to visit are still encouraged, but not necessary.

Thank you to the Dubois County Herald for sharing information about the historic marker that will be placed at the India...
01/19/2021
Fundraiser launches for historical marker at ISP post

Thank you to the Dubois County Herald for sharing information about the historic marker that will be placed at the Indiana State Police Jasper Post later this year.

The Indiana State Police Alliance is still fundraising for this project - to learn more, please visit the link in the article.

Out of all eight Indiana State Police posts created when ISP was formed in the 1930s, the Jasper post is the only one still functioning as a district headquarters.

Today's #GivingTuesday and the Indiana State Police Alliance is raising funds to help us memorialize the Indiana State P...
12/01/2020

Today's #GivingTuesday and the Indiana State Police Alliance is raising funds to help us memorialize the Indiana State Police Jasper Post with a historic marker. We've raised over $1000! Help us reach our goal of $3,000.

To learn more about the project and to donate, please visit: https://gf.me/u/y769i6

The Indiana State Police Alliance's fundraiser just got over $1,000! We're 1/3 of the way to our goal! If you're interes...
11/25/2020
Jasper Post Historic Marker, organized by Lauren Baker

The Indiana State Police Alliance's fundraiser just got over $1,000! We're 1/3 of the way to our goal! If you're interested in donating, head over to the GoFundMe page to learn more about the Jasper Post Historic Marker project.

Indiana State Police Jasper Post

The Indiana State Police Alliance is honored to announce the Indiana Historical Bureau has ap… Lauren Baker needs your support for Jasper Post Historic Marker

Wondering what our holiday schedule looks like? Take a look!Please remember, we're still requesting guests call to sched...
11/20/2020

Wondering what our holiday schedule looks like? Take a look!

Please remember, we're still requesting guests call to schedule a visit to the museum. To do so, please call 371.899.8293 or email [email protected].

Masks are required by all guests throughout their visit.

Open hours are dependent on Indiana and Marion County COVID-19 restrictions. Please continue to check our website and page for updates.

Address

8660 E 21st St
Indianapolis, IN
46219

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm

Telephone

(317) 899-8293

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Our Cub Scout Pack 427 had a great time visiting the museum today! Thank you!
While browsing this morning I came across this site, much to my delight. My father was an Indiana Trooper out of Pendleton in the 50's. Serving from 1952 from around 1960. My brother was born in 52 and me in 55. He left the force around 1960 to work for Standard oil Co. I was very young but remember vividly a few things. Our "family car", the late 50's Ford Interceptor (I believe) with the chery in top and a Motorola radio that seems like it filled the trunk, and no remote of course so radio contact was restricted to within the patrol car. I also recall there were no seatbelts, in any cars at that time. We lived in Rochester at that time having moved from South Bend. When he worked the night shift my brother and I would help him strap on those boots. Anyway, it was a thrill to my brother and I. My Dad was a trained gunsmith having attended gunsmith school in Colorado for two years prior to joining the force. As a hobby, he reloaded, sighted and repaired guns for his buddies. It was all about hunting then and my Dad loved to hunt. Unfortunately, upon our move to Florida in 1972 the moving van wrecked in Tennesee and we lost most everything. So I have a few pictures of him and his car, a few 38 special buletts, still live. Most of his gun collection was lost. I also remember the late 50"s Ford Interceptor with the cherry on top and a trunk full of Motorola radio that was only good if he was close to the car, no remote :>). I'm pretty sure there were no seatbelts at that time or safety glass. My father pased away in 2013 at 86, once in a while he would relate some of his more memorable experiences of that time, I think some experiences he never forgot and did'nt speak of much. Someday I would love to visit your museum, I understand from a friend that the original post was just replaced with a new one. I remember a couple names of his partners, Bill Johnson(he stayed mon and retired as the head of the South Bend Post), and John Hatch, a neighbor of ours in Rochester, he left the force to go into the insurance business. It would be interesting if anyone would remember those names. My father's name was Milfred Buck.
Definitely a 2018 Corvette Club of Columbus road trip and a meal! Thanks for sharing Bill Walls 👍👋😎
Museum looking really good Bill Walls. How are you doing?
When is the ISP trunk or treat this year?
Are you still having cruise in friday,rained out last 2 fridays
Cruise in this Friday 7/14 ??