(BLOOMINGTON) – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has announced the transfer of Sergeant Michael Wood from the Indiana State Police Academy to the Bloomington State Police Post to serve as the new Public Information Officer.
Wood is a native of Spencer, Indiana and a 1996 graduate of Owen Valley High School. In December of 2002, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Indiana State University.
On July 8, 2007, Sergeant Wood graduated from the 67th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy and was assigned to the Putnamville Post. Wood patrolled Putnam County until 2016, when he was then promoted to the rank of Sergeant and began his role as the Indiana State Police Academy Assistant Commander. He continued in this position until this recent transfer to Bloomington to serve as the Public Information Officer.
During his career Sergeant Wood has served as a member of the Tactical Interventions Platoon and Meth Suppression Team and has been a Field Training Officer. He also has received certifications through the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in clandestine laboratory investigations and clean-up. He has also served as an academy counselor. Sergeant Wood was the recipient of the 2008 Trooper of the District for the Putnamville Post.
“We are very excited to have Sergeant Wood as our Public Information Officer and have the utmost confidence in him,” said Bloomington State Police Post Commander, Paul Bucher. “We know he will provide the media and public with great information.”
Sergeant Wood and his wife Cristi reside in Owen County with their three children.