MY BACKGROUND

“I’ve been fortunate to have a life that’s allowed me to serve the public with integrity, honesty, and the determination to make our community better. I’m a born and bred Hoosier – this is my home and I hold the same strong, conservative, family values as my neighbors.

“I’ve been proud to serve my constituents during the past several years as a City-County Councillor. And I’ve proudly worked in law enforcement and in the armed services to protect our freedoms and keep our streets safe. These are the qualifications that I will bring to the Indiana State Senate. These experiences have prepared me to be your voice in our legislature.”

– Jack Sandlin




Jack Sandlin

FAMILY LIFE

LIFELONG HOOSIER
MARRIED 41 YEARS
ONE DAUGHTER, THREE GRANDCHILDREN
SOUTHPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INDIANAPOLIS CITY-COUNTY COUNCIL, Councillor – November 2010 to Present

JACK SANDLIN & ASSOCIATES (VBE), President – April 1995 to Present
  • A fraud examination, private investigation and security consulting business

  • Clients include law firms, corporations and government entities


VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Adjunct Faculty Member – 2013 to 2014
  • Instructed two criminal justice classes: Criminal Investigations and Criminology


PERRY TOWNSHIP, Elected Trustee – November 1997 to December 2006
  • Responsible for development and administration of a $15 million budget

  • Responsible for oversight of the Perry Township Fire Department, Township Emergency Assistance and Court Administrative Staff


SOUTHPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT – 1995 to 2009
  • Retired as a Lieutenant in July 2009

  • Part-time (24 hours a month) paid position working in patrol and investigations in a true Community-Policing style


INDIANA UNIVERSITY (INDIANAPOLIS), Adjunct Faculty Member – 1995 to 1996
  • Instructed a Junior-Level Criminal Justice course


HARRISON & MOBERLY LAW FIRM, Law Firm Administrator – 1993 to April 1995
  • Responsible to the Executive Committee for business processes, including budgets, benefits, facilities, computer network, hiring, and administration of all non-legal staff


INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT, Full-Time Law Enforcement – 1973 to 1993
  • Deputy Chief, Investigations (1992 to 1993) – Responsible for all support service of the department, including communications, traffic and investigations

  • Lieutenant, White Collar/Economic Crime Section (1991) – Responsible for organizing this unit

  • Sergeant/Lieutenant, Assigned to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office – White Collar Crime Division (1979 to 1991)

  • Organized Crime Drug Task Force (1984 to 1988) – Sponsored by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, which included units from the FBI, U.S. Customs, IRS and other law enforcement agencies


INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD – 1972 to 1973
  • Company A, 738th Maintenance Battalion, SP5th Class


UNITED STATES ARMY (RA) – 1970 to 1972
  • MOS 95B, Military Police – 981st MP Company, Vietnam (1970 to 1971)

  • 259th MP Company, White Sands Missile Range (1971 to 1972)

  • Received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Good Conduct Medal, 1 Overseas Bar, Rifle – Expert


INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT CADET PROGRAM – 1969 to 1973
  • On leave for active duty military (1970 to 1972)


PROFESSIONAL, POLITICAL & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

PERRY TOWNSHIP SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES, Past President and Current Member, Board of Directors (NFP)
COMMUNITY TRUST FOUNDATION (Indianapolis), President (NFP)
SOUTHPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Trustee
2001 WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES (Indianapolis), Chair – Registration Committee
INDIANA ARSON & CRIME ASSOCIATION, President (2001)
CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS (Central Indiana Chapter), President (1997)
PERRY TOWNSHIP WARD 12, Republican Ward Chairman and Vice Township Chair
PERRY TOWNSHIP ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL MENTOR,Previously Served as Volunteer
CENTRAL INDIANA YOUTH FOR CHRIST, Member, Board of Directors
ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS, Member
ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD SPECIALISTS, Member
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE, Member
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL SECURITY,Member
AMERICAN LEGION POST 56, Member
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 1120, Member
SOUTHWEST PERRY CIVIC LEAGUE, Member
PERRY TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Member, Board of Directors
GREATER SOUTHPORT BUSINESS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, Member
FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE 86, Member
PERRY TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT MERIT BOARD, President (1997)
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FOR JUSTICE, Board Member (1996 to 1997)
INDIANA WHITE COLLAR CRIME INVESTIGATOR’S ASSOCIATION, Member (1992)
INDIANA INTER-AGENCY INSURANCE FRAUD TASK FORCE, Member (1992)


AWARDS & HONORS

MORRIS W. HANCOCK COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, Greater Southport Business Alliance (2008)
FINALIST FOR APPOINTMENT AS U.S. MARSHAL, Southern District of Indiana (2001)
CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (1998)
DISTINGUISHED HOOSIER AWARD (1993)
HONORABLE DISCHARGE, U.S. Army (1972)
HONORABLE DISCHARGE, Indiana National Guard (1975)
MERITORIUS SERVICE AWARD, 18th Military Police Brigade, Vietnam (1971)
VIETNAM COMBAT AWARD, 18th Military Police Brigade, Vietnam (1971)
INVESTIGATOR OF THE YEAR, Indianapolis Police Department (1979)
MERIT AWARD, Indianapolis Police Department (1978)
COMMENDATION, Indianapolis Police Department (1975, 1974, 1973)
CERTIFICATE OF AWARD, Insurance Crime Prevention Institute (1981)
CERTIFICATE OF AWARD, National Auto Theft Bureau (1985)
HONORARY INDIANA STATE FIRE MARSHAL (1989)


EDUCATION

INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, Masters in Business Administration
UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS, B.S. Business Administration
UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS, A.S. Criminal Justice
GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER (CFE)
CERTIFIED FRAUD SPECIALIST (CFS)
UNITED STATES FIRE ACADEMY, Fire & Arson Investigator
UNITED STATES ARMY, Military Police (95BP5), Ft. Gordon, Georgia
INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DEPT LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY, Certified Police Officer