Jasper native promoted to forensic examinerJuly 31, 2018
From Local Sources
BLOOMINGTON — Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter has announced the promotion of Bloomington detective and Jasper native Tom Egler to forensic examiner and the rank of sergeant.
Egler will serve in the Intelligence and Information Technology Section Cyber Crimes Unit where his main responsibilities will be to conduct forensic examinations on computers, cellphones and other digital media that are collected and submitted as evidence.
A 1994 graduate of Jasper High School, Egler earned his bachelor’s degree in science and criminology from Indiana State University in 1998. He graduated from the 60th ISP Recruit School Academy in December 2000, and, upon graduation, was assigned to the Indianapolis Post where he primarily patrolled Boone and Marion counties.
In 2006, Egler was assigned to the Methamphetamine Suppression Section and served as the Indianapolis coordinator/investigator. During his time in the assignment, he trained and educated law enforcement agencies, the Department of Child Services and social groups on the identification, dangers and effects of methamphetamine labs and the drug itself.
Egler transferred to the Bloomington Post in 2014 where he was assigned temporary duty as a detective.
In September, 2015, he was promoted to detective, field investigations at the Bloomington Post where he has served until his recent promotion.
Egler’s roles in his 18-year career have included riot squad service, field training officer, digital media resource specialist and an ISP camp counselor/director for five years at the University of Indianapolis’ Respect For Law Camp.
In his new post, he will also coordinate with and assist other local, state and federal agencies with cybercrime-related investigations. The Bloomington Post’s public information officer, Sgt. Curt Durnil, says Egler will now use his detective skills and resources to help solve cases involving cybercrimes. He will remain in the Criminal Investigation Division as an investigator, but will serve in an administrative role to help other detectives and troopers solve their cases.
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