Det. Cody promoted to CSI at Putnamville post

Monday, October 31, 2011

PUTNAMVILLE -- Indiana State Police Det. Jim Cody has been promoted to the rank of sergeant and will serve as a crime scene investigator for the Putnamville and Lafayette districts.

As an investigator, a portion of his duties will include responding and conducting crime scene investigations, preserving, collecting and documenting forensic evidence, providing crime scene testimony for trials, and assisting officers and agencies with matters concerning crime scene investigations.

Sgt. Cody's office will be at the Putnamville Post where he will primarily be responsible for crime scene investigations within portions of the Putnamville and Lafayette districts, but may be utilized anywhere else in the state.

A 12-year veteran of the ISP, Cody graduated from the 58th Recruit School in December 1999 and was subsequently assigned to the Lafayette District, where he had been his entire tenure until his latest promotion.

Cody patrolled Fountain and Montgomery counties and was promoted to corporal at Lafayette in 2004, but later voluntarily returned to the rank of trooper for road patrol duties and became a crash reconstructionist.

In 2008, Cody was appointed a detective within the Criminal Investigation Division at the Lafayette District. He has served as counselor for the 67th ISP Recruit School and a counselor and camp director for the ISP Youth Camps.

Cody holds instructor certifications in firearms, emergency vehicle operations and photogrammetry.

A Parke County native, Cody graduated from Rockville High School and later from Indiana State University with a bachelor's degree in professional pilot technology.

Cody resides in Montgomery County with is wife and three children.

The new CSI detective received his promotion through written testing and a competitive interview process.

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