Tribune Staff Reports
Master Trooper Martin Mead has been promoted to the rank of sergeant to serve as a crime scene investigator for the Indiana State Police Versailles Post.
He was formally promoted during a recent ceremony in the Indiana Supreme Court chambers at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Mead’s new job responsibilities will include responding to scenes where criminal investigations are taking place. He will be responsible for collecting evidence and documenting the scene for the investigation. He also will be tasked with maintaining the Versailles Post’s evidence storage room.
Mead graduated from Salem High School in 1985. He attended Indiana University Southeast before being hired as a motor carrier inspector at the Seymour scales in 1988.
In November 1991, he was hired as a trooper and attended the Indiana State Police Academy. After graduating from the academy, he was stationed at the Lowell Post.
In 1994, Mead transferred to the Seymour Post. Upon its closure in 2010, he joined the Versailles Post.
During his career, Mead has been a field training officer and a member of the tactical intervention platoon. Much of his career has been spent working drug investigations as a member of the Indiana State Police methamphetamine suppression team. He was tasked with responding to and dismantling methamphetamine labs that often involved dangerous chemical reactions.
Mead is a former member of the Indiana State Police top 20 list for being one of the top 20 pistol shooters on the Indiana State Police.
Mead lives in Jackson County with his wife of 25 years, Stacy, and two sons.