Glen Potts 60, a longtime Ohio County resident, Indiana State Police and military veteran who is running for Sheriff of Ohio
County as a Republican candidate.
He and his wife Judy, have been residents of
Ohio County since 1981. “We had the opportunity to transfer from the
Indiana State Police Post to the Versailles State Police District.
We knew as a family, we would be required to live in the
Ohio County area. As a family, we have always been thankful and
proud to be residents of Ohio County. I realize there is no
perfect place to live but, in our opinion, Ohio County is the
place we are proud to call home.”
The couple has raised three sons Aaron, Corey, and Brian in Ohio County. All three are graduates of Rising Sun High School
and all earned a college degree. “We always tried to encourage our sons to do their best in life and instilled in them to
work hard, have positive goals in life, and to serve others as well as to take pride in their community.”
Judy is a First Grade teacher at Ohio County Elementary Middle School. She is proud to serve as an educator within our local
school system and understands the importance of having a safe learning environment for all students no matter whether the
students are kindergarten or a senior.
Aaron had a degree in teaching. He worked and coached soccer within the school system for several years before being hired
to teach at Lawrenceburg Central School. He worked with youth in and out of school as well, before passing away in 2003.
Corey and his wife Kristi, chose to continue
to reside in Ohio County and raise their five children, Caleb, Hannah,
Avery, and Noah. Corey is the Pastor of Trinity Christian Center,
Lawrenceburg. He also has a degree in education and currently
serves in the position of President of the Rising Sun Ohio County
School Board. His wife Kristi is currently a nurse and the
Brian and his wife Shawna and two children Ayden and Elly currently live in Ripley County. Brian is a Lawrenceburg Policeman
and his wife Shawna is a teacher in the South Dearborn School System.
Potts has attended Vincennes University and
Oakland City University where he studied Human Resources Management. He
from the Indiana State Police Academy, The Indiana Military
Academy (OCS), and Command General Staff College. He served as
an Indiana State Policeman from 1979 until retiring in 2013.
During his time with the Indiana State Police, Potts worked in
Ohio County as a trooper from 1981 to 1998. He was promoted to
detective and served the Versailles State Police District from
1998 until retiring in 2013. As an Indiana State Policeman and
Detective, he covered numerous cases which included theft,
robbery, child sex crimes, homicides, and drug related cases.
Potts also served four years with the United
State Air Force where he served as a security police specialist from
1977. In 1981, he joined the Indiana Army National Guard. Glen was
activated to serve shortly after 9/11 and was assigned
as the officer in charge of the National Guard airport security of
the Northern Indiana Airports, including airports in Lafayette,
Gary, South Bend, and Fort Wayne.
After returning from the National Guard to the
Indiana State Police, Potts was once again called to service with the
National Guard as Provost Marshall of Camp Atterbury. While at
Camp Atterbury, over 60,000 soldiers were trained and deployed
to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant
Colonel and assigned as the Director of Emergency Services.
His duties consisted of being in charge of the day to day
operations of the Military Police, PostÂ
Firemen, EMT's, Emergency Operation Center, and the Force Protection/Counter Terrorism Program. Potts is currently serving
as the 911 Director of Ohio County. Potts is active with Ohio County events, city and county meetings.
Glen is a member of the Rising Sun American Legion Post 59. He is also a member of the American Legion Riders and an active
member of the NRA.
Potts would like to stress that Ohio County is
a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. As stated in the
of this article, he and Judy chose to raise their sons Aaron,
Corey, and Brian here mostly due to the awesome people and a
sense of real community pride. Now, they have grandchildren who
they would like to have the same experience of growing up
in Ohio County as their sons. However, like other communities
there are always those who choose not to abide by the law. We
must work together as law abiding citizens to keep our county a
safe place for all.
“Many Ohio County residents have expressed
their concerns regarding local drug problems,” he noted. “The recent
the Dearborn/Ohio County Special Crimes Unit in Ohio County
involving a meth lab and prescription drugs is an indicator of
problems that we as a community face. (Persons are innocent until
proven guilty.) Often times these types of crimes lead to
burglary, theft and robbery. If I am elected Sheriff, I will
network with other law enforcement agencies in an attempt to
tackle these issues as well as other areas of concern. I believe
that Ohio County residents should be made aware of any criminal
activity in their neighborhood so they can assist the Sheriff's
Department. This is where community policing becomes a valuable
tool in assisting the Sheriff's Department in making our community
“I will also invest in partnering with our
citizens, churches, schools, and our social organizations in educating
of a drug free community. I would be honored to serve all of the
citizens as their Ohio County Sheriff I pledge to serve with
leadership and experience.”