(BLOOMINGTON) – Appointed as an Indiana State Trooper in November of 1989, Detective Brian Smith was originally assigned to the Connersville District as a Road Trooper. Detective Smith then transferred to the Putnamville Post in 1990 and in 1995 was promoted to the Criminal Investigation Division to serve as a Detective. When Morgan County was re-assigned to the Bloomington District, Smith was assigned as a Detective to serve the Bloomington Post.
Originally from Marion County, Smith graduated from Decatur Central High School in 1982.
Detective Smith has previously served on several ISP Specialty Teams including the Tactical Intervention Platoon (Riot Squad) and as a Spotter on the Marijuana Eradication Team. Detective Smith has also served as a Firearms Instructor and was a founding member of the Child Advocacy Center, serving as a committee member of Susie’s Place from 2007-present.
Detective Smith continues to work high profile cases, ranging from Corruption to Murder.
Detective Smith comes from a rich heritage of Indiana State Troopers. Smith’s Father, William “Bill” Smith served as an Indiana State Trooper from 1967 to 1998 retiring as a Detective Sergeant from the Indianapolis Post. Smith’s Brother, Major Todd Smith (ISP Legal Office) and Brian have more than sixty years of experience between them as they both actively serve.
Brian’s cousin, First Sergeant Steve Hibler retired as the Assistant Commander of the Putnamville District.
Brian’s son-in-law, Trooper Riley Nungester currently serves the Bloomington District and is assigned Morgan County. Recently, his nephew Benjamin Smith was sworn in as a Probationary Trooper.