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Sheriff Gregory D. Allen
Sheriff Gregory D. Allen


  • * Born in Greensburg, Indiana, raised in Letts (IN), family of 10 children (7 brothers, 2 sisters).
  • * Parents were the late Nolan and Mildred Allen of Letts. Graduated from South Decatur High School (1976) and from Purdue University (1980) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science.
  • * Currently living near Westport with wife, Virginia, and two children, Heidi and Jonathan.  Ronald Hughes Jr and Michael L. Hughes are my stepsons that live in the Westport area.

  • * Served as Westport Town Marshal May 1981 until July 1985. Attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy from January thru March 1982
  • * Attended Indiana State Police Academy from July 1985 until November 1985

  • * Appointed as a Trooper with the Indiana State Police on November 10, 1985, assigned to the Seymour Post.

  • * Transferred to the Versailles ISP post in April 1988 to present.

  • * Promoted to Corporal January 1998

  • * Graduate of Indiana State Police Staff and Command School   September 2000

  • * Promoted to Sergeant October 2000, which is my current position at the Versailles Post

  • * Over 10 years of supervisory experience with State Police.

  • * Member of the ISP Tactical Intervention Platoon (Riot Team) for over 20 years, Team leader for 8 years.

  • * Firearms Instructor since October 1997 at Versailles.   Certified Glock Handgun Instructor and Glock/Beretta Weapons Armorer.

  • * Member of Indiana State Police CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) team from 1995 to present.  I am an original member of this team since it was formed and have proudly served on it for over 15 years.  The CISM team is comprised of chaplains and troopers for the purpose of responding to critical incident situations that take place around the state.

  • * Defensive Tactics instructor from 1996 to 2002

  • * Advanced Accident Investigation training through the State Police. 

  • * ECWS (Electronic Citation and Warning System) and Electronic Crash Report instructor. Have been involved with these since both systems were implemented by the state.

  • * Currently the Versailles ISP District FTOC (Field Training Officer Coordinator), which involves coordinating the training of new troopers once they graduate the academy and are assigned to the district, until they are ready for solo patrol.


Community Involvement

  • * Boys Varsity Golf coach at South Decatur High School for last 5 years, 2 years as Jr. High golf coach prior.   MHC (Mid Hoosier Conference) Golf Coach of the Year the past 3 years.

  • * Past FOP president (3 years) in Mid 90’s. “Shop with a Cop” program was implemented in the Decatur County/Greensburg area while president of the Greensburg Lodge 104.

  • * Member of the Decatur County LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee).