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Major Jason Ashworth

Major Jason Ashworth

Major Jason Ashworth was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and graduated from Mt. Vernon Senior High School in 1987. He attended the University of Southern Indiana where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with a Criminal Justice Concentration in 1992. Major Ashworth received his Master’s Degree in Criminology from Indiana State University in 1999. Major Ashworth began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1993 when he was hired as a corrections officer. Major Ashworth was later hired as a merit deputy sheriff in 1995. He worked in the patrol section until 1999, before transferring to the Criminal Investigations Section as a detective. Major Ashworth was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2008 and served as patrol sergeant before being transferred to the Evansville-Vanderburgh Joint Drug Task Force as unit supervisor. Major Ashworth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2015 and placed in command of the Court Security/Transport Section. In 2018 Major Ashworth was promoted to the rank of major and now serves as the executive commander over the Operations Division. He also currently serves as the chairman of the deputy sheriff pension board.

Major Ashworth is proud of the professionalism on continuous display in the cooperation between the community, local, state, and federal authorities. The collaborative efforts between the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department, Indiana State Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Marshals Service, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office and The Office of The United States Attorneys continue to serve to make Vanderburgh County and the City of Evansville a safe place to live.

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