Jasper in Dubois County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
State Police Jasper Post
Increased crime during the Great Depression demanded an expanded police presence and faster communication technology. In response, the Motor Vehicle Police (established in 1921) was reorganized as the Indiana State Police in 1933. The new division investigated crimes, patrolled roadways, and responded to emergencies across the state. By 1935, more posts were needed.
The Work’s Progress Administration helped build modern State Police facilities and a network of radio towers in strategic locations across the state. The improved technology and coverage helped troopers coordinate efforts, respond quickly, and decrease crime. The WPA completed the Indiana State Police Jasper Post (No. 8) in 1938, which served fourteen surrounding counties.
Erected 2021 by Indiana Historical Bureau; and Indiana State Police.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Law Enforcement • Notable Buildings Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 38° 24.49′ N, 86° 56.289′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Indiana, in Dubois County. Marker is on North Newton Street (U.S. 231) just north of West Schuetter Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located at the Indiana State Police Post 34 entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2209 North Newton Street, Jasper IN 47546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Furniture Store (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dubois County Honor Roll Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dubois County Named in Honor of Toussaint Dubois (approx. 1.2 miles away); In Honor of the Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Dubois County (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dubois County Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of First Court House - School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Louis H. Sturm Hardware Store (approx. 1.3 miles away); Huntingburg Town Hall and Fire Engine House (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
Also see . . .
1. Jasper Indiana State Police Post honored with a historic maker(Submitted on August 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Historical marker unveiled at Indiana State Police Jasper Post. "The post has been manned 24 hours a day for the past 70 years. Back in the 30s and 40s, the troopers would live here [the post] for the first six months and get to know their job." (Submitted on August 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Indiana State Police (Wikipedia). In 1921, the Indiana legislature authorized, and the Secretary of State appointed, a 16-man Indiana Motor Vehicle Police, becoming the first law enforcement agency in the state to have statewide jurisdiction to enforce traffic laws. In 1933, the Indiana State Police was formed largely (Submitted on August 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 24, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.