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Sergeant James Cooper III


Center Grove Police Department



Police Experience

Srg James Cooper III

Sergeant Cooper started working for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in 2005 as a reserve jailer. In 2006, he became a Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy in the road division. From 2005 until February 2008, he worked as a reserve detective. During that time, in 2007, he worked as a dispatcher for the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, dispatching for law enforcement, fire departments, medical services, and answering 911 calls. He worked as a dispatcher and a reserve until he was hired as a full-time Sheriff’s Deputy in 2008. During his time as a full-time Sheriff’s Deputy, Sergeant Cooper worked the road division, as a detective in the Investigations Division where he located sex offenders, and in the jail division where he transported prisoners.   Education

  • Perry Meridian High School (Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Harper College (Palatine, Illinois)


  • ILEA graduate
  • Primary LE instructor
  • Less than lethal munitions instructor
  • Chemical munitions instructor
  • Policing the Teen Brain Instructor
  • Distractive devices instructor
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor

Sergeant Cooper was a student-athlete in college who wrestled.

Favorite Book
Sergeant Cooper's favorite book is the Bible and any motivational or self-improvement literature. He really enjoys reading stories from or about veterans

About Sergeant Cooper
Sergeant Cooper enjoys spending time with family and attending his children’s sporting events. He likes traveling to different countries and states. In his free time, he is active in Jiu Jitsu and enjoys golfing with friends and family.