DNR Law Enforcement Division director Col. Steve Hunter recently promoted three Indiana Conservation Officers to serve in Central Office headquarters in Indianapolis. Two of the officers promoted have local ties.
Maj. Jason Lee was promoted to Lt. Colonel/Executive Officer. DNR says that Lee began his career in 1998 as a field officer assigned to Johnson County, later transferring to Brown County. He was promoted to District 6 Lieutenant in 2009 before being promoted to South Region Captain in 2011. In 2016 Lee was promoted to Operations Major. He is a 2014 graduate of the FBI National Academy and a 2016 graduate of Police Executive Leadership Academy.
Capt. Tim Beaver was promoted to Operations Major. Beaver began his career as a field officer assigned to Bartholomew County in 2003. He was promoted to District 6 Lieutenant in 2011 and then to South Region Captain in 2016 to supervise the southern District 5 lieutenants. He is a 2011 graduate of the IMPD Leadership Academy.
Cpl. Jet Quillen, a public information officer for the DNR, was promoted to Public Relations Captain.
These officers bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to their new leadership roles, Hunter said. We are very excited for the future of the Law Enforcement Division.