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... served with the Bloomfield Police Department and Greene County Sheriff's Department prior to joining staff at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in June of 1983.
In December 2005, Mr. Goodpaster was named Executive Director of the ILEA. Prior to that he was the Director of E.V.O. from 1985-1990, the Basic Course Commander from 1990-1995, and Deputy Director from 1995-1997 when he left to work in the field of drug prevention and education for two and half (2 ½) years before returning to the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2000. Mr. Goodpaster served as Director of Support Services upon his return until April of 2002 when he was once again named Deputy Director.
Mr. Goodpaster graduated in the sixty-fourth (64th) Basic Session at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, the one hundred and seventieth (170th) Session of the FBI National Academy, the Executive Development for Law Enforcement Standards, and Training Directors presented by the FBI in conjunction with the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training. He currently serves as First Vice-President of IADLEST. Mr. Goodpaster holds a Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Indianapolis.