(Indianapolis, IN)- The Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, Douglas G. Carter, has announced the promotion of Sergeant Christopher J. Lambert to the rank of Lieutenant. Lieutenant Lambert received his promotion through written testing and a competitive interview process. In his new capacity, Lambert will serve as the Training Division Training Programs Coordinator and will oversee various components of the department’s In-Service Training Programs.
Lambert, who is originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, is a 1989 graduate of North Vigo High School. In 1993, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Indiana State University. On December 4, 1994, he graduated from the 51st Indiana State Police Recruit Academy and was assigned to the Pendleton Post where he served as a road trooper for thirteen years.
In 2007, Lambert was promoted to the rank of Sergeant to serve as the Firearms Program Coordinator in the Training Division. In 2014 he was transferred to the Special Operations Command to serve as the Commander of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team (USRT).
During his career, Lambert has completed several professional development courses, including the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board Senior Instructor Course and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Leadership Academy. Lambert has served the Indiana State Police in the following disciplines: Field Training Officer, Tactical Intervention Platoon, USRT Diving Officer, Firearms Instructor, Tactical Flight Officer, First Aid Instructor, and in 2009 was a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award.
Lambert and his wife have four children and are residents of Hancock County.