Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter recently announced the promotion of Sergeant Tony Slocum to the rank of First Sergeant, where he will serve as the Assistant District Commander of the Indiana State Police Bremen Post. F/Sgt. Slocum received this promotion through a competitive testing and interview process.
F/Sgt. Slocum is an Indianapolis native, graduating from Cathedral High School. After graduating high school, F/Sgt. Slocum attended St. Joseph’s College, earning a degree in communications in 1994. Following college, Slocum served as an Intelligence Analyst in the National Guard for seven years earning the rank of corporal.
F/Sgt. Slocum graduated from the 57th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy graduating on June 13, 1999. He was assigned to the Indianapolis District where he patrolled Marion County for a year and a half before transferring to the Peru District. Slocum patrolled Fulton County until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in 2005 where he served as the Peru District Public Information Officer.
During his tenure with the Indiana State Police, Slocum has been a Field Training Officer (FTO), and on the Tactical Intervention Platoon (TIP). Slocum was recognized with a Lifesaving Award in 2005 after he used an AED on a man whose heart had stopped. He is also a graduate of the IMPD Leadership Academy and has been a fixture at the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 serving as PIO for the past twelve years.
Slocum lives in Fulton County with his wife. He has a daughter that attends Purdue University and a son who serves in the United States Army and is stationed at Fort Bragg. Slocum is active in his community and coaches high school football at Caston High School.