Anthony Potesta has been named 2017 Trooper of the District at the Indiana
State Police’s Lowell post.
his award on Friday at the ISP’s Spring Awards Ceremony in Indianapolis.
This award is
presented to the trooper at each district who has achieved outstanding
enforcement efforts in the area of traffic and criminal enforcement, case
and crash investigation, public information programs, and community service,
and who has exemplified the professionalism and integrity expected of an ISP
Potesta is a
10-year veteran and is currently assigned to work day shift in Porter and
LaPorte Counties. Potesta has made 184 criminal arrests including 45 felony
arrests. Potesta’s traffic enforcement included over 1,327 traffic contacts
and 10 OWI arrests. He is also a Field Training Officer and a member of the
Meth Suppression Team.
Potesta serves as a coach for youth sports in Chesterton and is a member of
the Westchester Fraternal Order of Police. He resides in Porter County with
Lt. Terry Gose,
commander of the Lowell District, said, “Senior Trooper Potesta is well
respected among both his peers and supervisors. He is a valued member of the
district, department and the community. He is deserving of this award.”