IUPD Members Butler and Rhodes Promoted; Will Manage Education and Training for All Officers of The Department
ContactJerry L. Minger
University Director of Public Safety
Two positions within the IU Police Department have been elevated and charged with coordinating and tracking training and education requirements for IUPD, which is comprised of 150 sworn police officers on 7 campuses across the state of Indiana.
Greg Butler was promoted to the rank of Captain, with the title of Director of Public Safety Education, and David Rhodes was promoted to Lieutenant of Public Safety Education. Both individuals bring lengthy records of law enforcement experience and accomplishment to these now university-wide roles, and most recently have been responsible for managing the highly touted Indiana University Police Academy. They will continue to be responsible for that training center.
Both positions report to Jerry Minger, university director of public safety.
“These two supervisors have long and stellar histories of providing expert leadership, coordination, and training to IU police officers and, through the Academy, law enforcement officers across the US,” said Minger. “We are highly fortunate to have their level of professionalism and experience within our ranks to oversee and manage education and training.”
Greg Butler has been the Training Section Coordinator at IUPD Bloomington since 1995, a role that includes supervising the Academy. He was a member of the very first Academy class in 1972, before going to the US Marine Corps. He returned to IUPD after retiring from the Marine Corps in 1994.
David Rhodes has been a Sergeant at IUPD Bloomington since 1995 and a member of the Training Section for fifteen years. Rhodes has been a certified instructor for nearly thirty years, and has been instrumental in coordinating training and supervising cadets in the Academy.
Butler and Rhodes are both certified as Indiana Law Enforcement Master Instructors.