Steve Kellams

Steven Kellams is a Captain and field training expert for the Bloomington Police Department. Captain Kellams attended Indiana University from 1987 to 1991. In 1989 he graduated from the Indiana University Police Academy. In 1991 he was hired by the Bloomington Police Department and was assigned to night shift. During that time, he has been a breath-test operator, bike patrol officer, field training officer, senior field training officer, and field training manager. He has also served the department as Civil Disturbance Unit Commander and Special Investigations Unit Commander. He is currently assigned as the Detective Division Commander.

In 2000, Captain Kellams was instrumental in redesigning the field training program for the Bloomington Police Department and has taught that program to hundreds of departments throughout Indiana and the United States. He has also instructed on field training issues at the national level when he presented courses at the 2002, 2009, 2010, and 2011 National Association of Field Training Officers conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Madison, Wisconsin; Denver, Colorado; and Phoenix, Arizona.

Captain Kellams was elected state director for the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Field Training Officers. In 2005 he was elected to the Executive Board of the National Association of Field Training Officers and in 2008 he was the National President of NAFTO.

In 2005, Captain Kellams was named Monroe County Officer of the Year for his work with the Bloomington Police Departments Field Training Program. Captain Kellams is a certified Indiana Law Enforcement Academy training instructor and teaches courses in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, domestic violence, officer safety, firearms, civil disturbance, and field training.

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