Rovenstine is a lifetime Kosciusko County resident, a 1978 graduate of Warsaw Community High School and a 1982 graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Criminal Justice.
Rovenstine will be starting his 30th year in local law enforcement-24 with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department and six years with the Milford Police Department. He served two terms as Sheriff of Kosciusko County from 1999 through 2006 and for the last seven years has served as Sheriff Rocky Goshert’s captain (chief deputy).
In 2005 Rovenstine was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to serve on the Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board which oversees the training of all law enforcement in the state of Indiana.
Rovenstine is active in the community and the Republican Party. He is a former board member of the United Way of Kosciusko County, served on the Kosciusko Community Foundation Vision Council and 12 years on the MLK Day Committee. Rovenstine is currently on the Atwood Community Building Board, and is involved with the Kosciusko County Basketball Hall of Fame.
Rovenstine has served for over 20 years as a precinct committeeman for Harrison Township and served two terms as Republican county chairman. Rovenstine is also a member of the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club.
“It is my desire to use my experience and understanding of our community to serve the people of Kosciusko County as Sheriff.” Rovenstine stated. “My chosen profession is law enforcement in which I have spent the last 30 years. Being a lifetime citizen of Kosciusko County I would use my law enforcement experience and education to serve and provide for the safety and well-being of the people and families in our community.”
Rovenstine is 54 and has been married to his wife, Robin (Auer), for 27 years. They have two sons: Cassius Austin is a graduate of Wabash College and Valparaiso School of Law and just recently passed the Indiana Bar exam. Caleb is completing his senior year at Grace College and is a member of the school’s Golf team. Both were Tippecanoe Valley High School graduates.