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Two Troopers Promoted to Detective

BLOOMINGTON - (March 21, 2022) -Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has announced the promotion of Senior Trooper Allen Deel and Trooper Riley Nungester each to the rank of Detective where they will serve as criminal investigators for the Bloomington District.

Detectives Deel and Nungester competed in a promotion process including a written test, oral interview and overall evaluation of work performance.

Detective Deel is a native of Morgan County and graduated from Eminence Jr./Sr. High in 2004. After graduation, he began working for the Morgan County Sheriffs Department, Owen County Sheriffs Department, and Mooresville Police Department as a 911/Emergency Dispatcher before being accepted to the 67th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in 2007.

Detective Deel was appointed as a Trooper in July of 2007 and assigned to the Bloomington District where he patrolled Monroe and Owen Counties.

In 2008, Detective Deel was awarded the District Trooper of the Year and DUI Trooper of the Year for most DUI arrests within the district. In 2012, Deel was promoted to Corporal serving as District Duty Officer and then re-assigned as K-9 Handler in 2014. Detective Deel has been a member of the District ACES (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team), Field Sobriety Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, and a member of the district TIP Team (Tactical Intervention Platoon).

Detective Deel and his wife, Senior Trooper Julie Deel, are parents of 3 daughters and live in Monroe County.

Detective Nungester is a native of Monrovia where he graduated from Monrovia Jr./Sr. High School in 2008. He then attended Indiana State University and graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in legal studies. In May of 2014, Detective Nungester graduated from the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.

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Upon his appointment with the ISP, he was assigned to the Bloomington District where he has served as a Trooper for the past 7 years. Detective Nungester has served as a Field Training Officer and a member of the District ACES. He has also been a part of temporary duty assignments with the Meth Suppression Section, Auto Theft Section, and Field Investigations which will provide valuable experience in his new role as an investigator.

Detective Nungester, his wife Breana, and his two sons, Alarik and Jamison reside in Morgan County, Indiana. His father-in-law, Detective Brian Smith retired from ISP in 2021 after 30 years of service.


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In their new positions, Detectives Deel and Nungester will conduct criminal investigations throughout the district that includes managing, investigating, and processing crime scenes as well as interviewing witnesses, suspects and informants. They will also support local police agencies in any capacity necessary with criminal investigations.

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