ISP names Taylor to detective role for Putnamville District

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Det. Michael Taylor

PUTNAMVILLE -- Indiana State Police Supt. Douglas G. Carter has announced the reclassification of Trooper Michael J. Taylor to the position of detective in the Putnamville District.

Det. Taylor joins a complement of six other detectives as well as two crime scene investigators, and one cyber crime investigator within the Criminal Investigation Division of the Putnamville District.

Taylor, who will primarily work criminal investigations in Sullivan County, attained his new criminal investigation position through written testing and a competitive interview process.

A Brownsburg High School graduate who spent four years active duty with the U.S. Air Force, Taylor graduated from the Indiana State Police 68th Recruit Academy in December 2007. He was initially assigned to the former Terre Haute Post, patrolling primarily Sullivan County.

Det. Taylor is currently an active member of two ISP specialty teams, Underwater Search and Recovery Team and the Tactical Intervention Platoon.

He is married with two children and resides in Vigo County.

"Det. Taylor is a fine addition to our investigative staff. His personality, work ethic and attention to detail will be great assets for working criminal investigations," First Sgt. Jeff Hearon, commander of Criminal Investigations at the Putnamville Post, said.

The Putnamville District is comprised of Putnam, Parke, Clay, Vermillion, Vigo and Sullivan counties.

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