Sgt. Riley graduated from the 44th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on November 16th, 1986. After completing the academy, he was appointed to the Lafayette Post. From 1987 to 1996, Sgt. Riley patrolled Carroll and White Counties. While working road patrol, he served as a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon and was a Field Training Officer, as well as a RADAR, VASCAR, and First Aid Instructor.
In 1996, he was assigned to the Problem Oriented Policing Section (POPS) until 2003. While there he helped redesign the intersection at State Road 63 and Interstate 74 in Vermillion County, which was a dangerous intersection at the time, in an effort to prevent fatal crashes. In 2003, Sgt. Riley transferred to the Gaming Division, where he worked the Blue Chip Casino until 2005. It was then he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, for which he is best known for. Since 2005, Sgt. Riley served as the Public Information Officer for the Lafayette District until his retirement.
Sgt. Riley is looking forward to traveling around the country, and spending more time with his family. On behalf of the entire Indiana State Police family and the Lafayette District, we wish Sgt. Riley a happy and healthy retirement, and a sincere thank you and congratulations.