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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Bloomington Master Trooper/Detective Promoted to Sergeant

BLOOMINGTON- MARCH 20, 2023 - Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter recently announced the promotion of Master Trooper/Detective Kevin Getz to the position of Public Information Officer (PIO). Sergeant Getz will serve as the PIO for the Bloomington District which covers Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan and Owen Counties. Sergeant Getz earned this promotion through a competitive selection process and was effective March 19, 2023.

Photo: Sgt. Kevin Getz

Sergeant Getz is a 29-year veteran of the Indiana State Police. He is a 1990 graduate of Ohio University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Before being employed with the Indiana State Police, Sergeant Getz was employed as a beat reporter for the Brazil Times and a patrol officer for the Brazil City Police Department.

In December 1993, Getz graduated from the 50th Indiana State Police Academy and was assigned to the Evansville District where he primarily worked in Knox County as his primary assignment. In the spring of 1995, Getz transferred to the Bloomington District and was assigned to Lawrence and Monroe counties. He had been the recipient of the district's Trooper of the Year award, and in 2006 was promoted to field investigations serving as a district Detective.

In November 2013, Sergeant Getz was promoted to the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, where he conducted investigations into the production, distribution, and possession of child sex abuse material and child exploitation. Getz had also served as a Task Force Officer with the United States Secret Service which allowed him to file federal charges related to child sex abuse material.

Getz had served on the Indiana State Police's dive team for eleven years and currently serves as the assistant team leader for the South Zone Honor Guard Team. He is an active participant in the Cops Cycling for Survivors bicycle ride around the state which honors law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, their surviving families, and the affected agencies.

Sergeant Getz is married and lives in Monroe County with his wife Deborah. He and his wife had three adult children: Elizabeth, Thomas, and Katherine.

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