About Jon

Education: 
Bremen High School Class of 1997. Graduated from Indiana University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Graduated the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2000, and received his law degree from Indiana University in 2007.  Granted admission to the Indiana State BAR, United States District Court Southern District and the United States District Court Northern District in 2008.  Graduated the Police Executive Leadership Academy graduate 2014.

Community Activities:
Columbus Young Professionals 20 Under 40 Award recipient 2013
Leadership Bartholomew County 2015 graduate and current Board member
Governor’s Work Ethic Advisory Board member
Indiana State BAR Association member
Bartholomew County BAR Association member
Veteran’s Court Committee member
Family Recovery Court Steering Committee member
Adult Drug Court Committee member
Chair of the local Evidence Based Decision Making policy team
IACP District 8 representative & IACP Training Committee member
IACP Government Relations Committee member
Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative member
Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization member
Healthy Communities Council member
Fatality Review Committee member
Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress advisor
Youth Services Center Advisory Board member
Bartholomew County Community Corrections Advisory Board member
Local Emergency Planning Committee member
Emergency Management Advisory Council member
Bartholomew County 911 Board member
Substance Abuse Accountability and Advisory Committee member
Fraternal Order of Police member
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church member
Shop with a Cop volunteer
FFY ‘It Takes a Village’ award winner 2018
Past advisor Indiana Supreme Court Family Information Sharing Guide work group
Past Police Athletic Activities League volunteer
Past Foundation for Youth volunteer
Past March of Dimes volunteer
Past Childhood Connections Board member.

Career: 
Attorney
Practiced in various areas of the law including family law, adoptions, child support, child custody mortgage foreclosures and Title VII cases in the federal courts 
Prior Attorney for Worton & Rohde Prior Mortgage Foreclosure Facilitator for the Indiana Supreme Court 
Current Attorney for Rohde Law Offices Currently appointed by two local judges to serve as county's current Mortgage Foreclosure Facilitator

Law Enforcement
 Officer with Columbus Police Department for almost 19 years
Undercover Detective for four years
Supervisor of Narcotics Division for 3 years
Administrative Captain (oversaw narcotics, detectives and civilians) for over 2 years
Chief of Police for almost 6 years

Professor
Adjunct Professor for Ivy Tech
Adjunct Professor for Indiana University
Guest Lecturer