October 11, 2018
Fishers, (Indiana) – Fishers Police Chief Ed Gebhart made the following promotions last night at a public ceremony held inside the Fishers Police Department. Sergeant Ryan Jones was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and Officer Jason Arnold was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Prior to being hired by the Fishers Police Department, Lt. Jones attended Ball State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Spanish. He later attended Indiana State University, where he received his Master’s Degree in Criminology. Lt. Jones was hired by the Fishers Police Department in 2007. Since being hired, he has participated as a field training officer and is currently serving as a field evidence technician. Lt. Jones was also a member of the K9 unit for eight years. Prior to his recent promotion, Lt. Jones served as a field supervisor. Lt. Jones will now serve as a shift commander in the Patrol Division.
Prior to being hired by the Fishers Police Department, Sgt. Arnold attended Purdue University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology. He was hired by the FPD in 2010. Since being hired, he has been assigned to patrol duties in the Patrol Division. In addition to patrol duties, Sgt. Arnold is also a field evidence technician, a member of the Honor Guard, and a member of the Field Training Unit. Sgt. Arnold will now serve as a shift supervisor in the Patrol Division.
Advancement to the rank of sergeant and lieutenant are merit promotions within the Fishers Police Department. The process of being selected for the promotion is comprised of a number of components to include a written examination, oral interview, assessment exercises, and a review of past performance. The process is extremely competitive and demands a great amount of leadership experience.