On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter announced that Detective Kip Main, Indiana State Police-Versailles District would be promoted to the rank of Sergeant and serve as an Investigative Squad Leader at the Versailles District of the Indiana State Police.
Sgt. Main (a former resident of Ohio County) is a 1989 graduate of Lawrenceburg High School. He attended Marshall University in Huntington, WV where he graduated in 1993 with a BS in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. Sgt. Main attended the 50th Indiana State Police Academy which began in the summer of 1993. After graduating from the ISP Academy in December of 1993, Sgt. Main was stationed at the Connersville Post.
In 1997, he transferred to the Versailles Post where he has served as a member of the Dive Team and ISP’s Riot Squad. He has also trained other troopers as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Firearms Instructor. Sgt. Main served as a Gaming Agent on the Belterra Casino from 2000 to 2002 before serving as a Detective for the Versailles Post from 2002 until his recent promotion.
As an Investigative Squad Leader, Sgt. Main will now be tasked with supervising a squad of detectives in the Versailles District which covers ten counties in Southeast Indiana. Sgt. Main was selected after participating in a competitive Indiana State Police promotion process. The process includes a written examination and oral interview. Seniority, job performance, and prior education are also factors considered for promotion. Each candidate is ranked before being presented to the Superintendent for final selection.
Sgt. Main resides in Batesville, Indiana with his wife Cara. Sgt. Main has three children in college and one in high school.