Terre Haute Police Department
On July 11, 2011, the Terre Haute Police Department lost one of our own. Officer Brent D. Long and his K9 partner "Shadow", were called to assist the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force in the service of a warrant. Shadow was sent into the residence to search for the wanted subject. When Shadow located and engaged the subject, Shadow was shot in the jaw. Officer Long entered the residence and was immediately met with gunfire, suffering a fatal wound in the process. Brent Long was a 6 year veteran of the Terre Haute Police Department, serving as a K9 officer, SRT Sniper, and member of the Highway Interdiction Team.
BRENT LONG MEMORIAL WRISTBANDS
Brent Long Memorial Wristbands can be purchased at the Terre Haute Police Department records desk at 1211 Wabash.
Each wristband is $2.00 and all proceeds go to the Brent D. Long Memorial Fund. Please call (812) 238-1661 for more information.
Memorial T-shirts can be purchased at Springhill Wholesale at 1430 E. Springhill Drive. (812)299-2181.
The Terre Haute Police Department has
136 Sworn Officers which are assigned in the Operations Division,
Investigations Division, and Support Services. The Operations
Division is made up of Uniform Patrol, Street Crimes Unit, Bicycle
Patrol and Traffic Division. They also oversee the Special
Response Team and Crowd Control Unit. The Investigation
Division contains Violent Crimes Unit, Burglary and Theft Unit, White
Collar and Auto Theft Unit and Juvenile Investigations.
Investigations also oversee the officers who belong to the Vigo
County Drug Task Force and the Crime Scene Unit. The Support
Services are in charge of the Records Division, Fleet Management,
Training, Environmental Protections Division and civilian
Applications for Police Officer
Applications for Police Officer are accepted during the month of February every two years in years that end in even numbers. Applications will not be accepted again until February 2014.