Local Indiana State Trooper Teusch gets promotion to detective rank

Matthew Teusch
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Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Matthew B. Teusch has been promoted to the rank of detective and transferred to the Criminal Investigation Command of the ISP.

In his new position, Teusch will assume investigative duties in both Huntington and Whitley counties.

His promotion took effect on Sunday, Aug. 18.

Teusch, a 1990 graduate of Huntington North High School, attended both Indiana State University and Vincennes University, earning an Associate Degree in criminal justice in 1992. He was employed as a sergeant for the Indiana Department of Corrections at the former Northeast Juvenile Correctional Facility in Allen County for five years before being accepted to the 62nd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.

Teusch was appointed as a trooper on Dec. 27, 2001, and assigned to the Fort Wayne Post. He was responsible for patrol duties in both Adams and Wells counties. Following the closing of the Redkey Post in November of 2010, he assumed patrol duties in both Blackford and Jay counties in addition to his original assignment.

Teusch has served as a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon, as a field training officer, as a member of both state and district Interdiction Teams and as a member of the OWI "Wolfpack" at the Fort Wayne Post. He has been recognized by the Drug and Alcohol Consortium of Allen County for his OWI enforcement efforts and was twice honored as the Wells County Officer of the Year.

Teusch and his wife April live in Huntington County with their four children, Kaitlyn, Rebecca, Levi and Luke.