DNR Law Enforcement Division director Col. Steve Hunter recently promoted three Indiana Conservation Officers to serve in Central Office headquarters in Indianapolis.
Maj. Jason Lee was promoted to lieutenant colonel/executive officer. Lee began his career in 1998 as a field officer assigned to Johnson County, later transferring to Brown County. He was promoted to District 6 lieutenant in 2009 before being promoted to South Region captain in 2011.
In 2016 Lee was promoted to operations major. He is a 2014 graduate of the FBI National Academy and a 2016 graduate of Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA). The lieutenant colonel acts as the executive officer for the director of DNR Law Enforcement and provides oversite and supervision of the operations, budget and administration of the Law Enforcement Division.
Capt. Tim Beaver was promoted to operations major. Beaver began his career as a field officer assigned to Bartholomew County in 2003. He was promoted to District 6 lieutenant in 2011 and then to South Region captain in 2016 to supervise the southern District 5 lieutenants.
He is a 2011 graduate of the IMPD Leadership Academy. The operations major provides statewide supervision and oversight of operational needs of the 10 districts across the state.
Cpl. Jet Quillen was promoted to public relations captain. Quillen began his career as a field officer assigned to Marion County in 2009. He was promoted to the rank of corporal in District 6 in 2017, providing field supervision for officers in six counties. While fulfilling his duties as a field officer and corporal, Quillen also filled the role as public information officer (PIO) for District 6.
The public relations captain is responsible for statewide public relations programs and for overseeing the Law Enforcement Division public spokesperson team.
“These officers bring a vast amount of knowledge and experience to their new leadership roles,” Hunter said. “We are very excited for the future of the Law Enforcement Division.”