State trooper promoted to detective

Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter recently announced Trooper Derek Eggers, a seven-year veteran, is being promoted to a detective position assigned to the Versailles Post.

Eggers is a 2010 graduate of Columbus North High School. He attended Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, where he graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree. He worked as a corrections officer with the Bartholomew County Jail in Columbus for more than six years prior to being hired by ISP in October 2016.

Eggers was assigned to the Versailles Post after graduating from the Indiana State Police Academy. Throughout his career, he has been a field training officer and a background investigator and a member of the marijuana eradication team. He has additionally worked the ISP summer camps since 2017 and has been the director of the Columbus Law Camp since 2021.

Eggers competed in the competitive ISP promotion process consisting of written testing, an interview, supervisor recommendations and superintendent’s review, which resulted in him being promoted to the detective’s position.

He will be assigned to conducting criminal investigations in the Versailles District, which consists of Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.