Sgt. Steven Kellams is a detective sergeant and for the Bloomington Police Department. Sergeant 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 was a breath-test operator, bike patrol officer, field training officer, and senior field training officer. Upon promotion to Sergeant he took over as Field Training Manager, Civil Disturbance Unit Commander, and Motor Unit Supervisor. Upon being assigned to the detective division in 2009 he took over the Special Investigations Unit which was responsible for investigating narcotics, vice, and carrer criminals. He is currently assigned to the detective division as the supervisor of the day shift general assignement detectives.
In 2000 Sergeant Kellams was instrumental in redesigning the field training program for the Bloomington Police Department and has taught that program to hundreds of departments throughout the United States. He has also instructed on field training issues at the national level when he presented courses at the 2002 and 2008 National Association of Field Training Officers conference. In 2005 Sergeant Kellams was awarded the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for Monroe County for his work in Field Training. In 2000 he was elected state director for the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Field Training Officers. He has served on the National NAFTO Executive Board and served as the President of the NAFTO Executive Board in 2009.
Sergeant Kellams is a certified ILEA training instructor and teaches courses in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, domestic violence, officer safety, firearms, crowd control, and field training. He has over 14 years experience as a field training officer and field training manager.