Indiana Dept. of Correction Retired Employee Recognized for 31 Years of Service

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) is pleased to recognize retired employee William “Bill” Searing for his dedicated service, totaling 31 years.

William “Bill” Searing is the only known IDOC employee to serve on all IDOC Emergency Operations teams.

William “Bill” Searing started at Putnamville Correctional Facility, then known as the Indiana State Farm, in 1983 as a correctional officer. Prior to his IDOC employment he served as a United States Army Military Policeman and a Rockville City Police Officer.

Pictured: Warden Brian Smith, Executive Director Kevin Orme, William “Bill” Searing, Commissioner Rob Carter, Deputy Commissioner James Basinger.

“He’s one of our honored retired employees. We are proud to recognize his accomplishments,” stated Deputy Commissioner of Operations James Basinger.

To date, Bill is the only known IDOC employee to serve on all Emergency Operations teams including Emergency Squad, K9, Critical Incident Stress Management team, Situation Control team, Honor Guard Commander, and Special Emergency Response Team Cadre. Bill was named the president of the Statewide Negotiators organization for two years and spent 13 years total as a hostage negotiator. Additionally, he was a 25-year firearms instructor.

Memento box created at Pendleton Correctional Facility to commemorate Searing’s 31 years of service

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