FROM LOCAL SOURCES
JASPER -- The Jasper Board of Public Works & Safety Tuesday morning appointed Jasper Officer David Burger to the position of Sergeant.
Mayor Dean Vonderheide said during the interview process Sgt. Burger reinforced his passion as a career police officer and desire to impact the City of Jasper and its citizens in a valued leadership role.
“I have no doubt he will serve the community well in his new position as Sergeant.”
“We have a department full of great employees, but David Burger exemplifies the qualities we were looking for in a supervisor.” –Chief Nathan J. Schmitt Sgt. Burger has served with JPD as a patrolman since 2013.
In addition to his duties of patrol, Burger is a physical tactics instructor, Taser instructor, ALICE active shooter response instructor, and Field Training Officer.
He serves on the Southern Indiana Law Enforcement Training Council as a board member and is a member of the local Fraternal Order of Police. Prior to serving JPD, Burger was an officer with the IU Police Department and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Sgt. Burger is married to his wife, Grace.