Captain Randy Sidwell

Randy currently serves as Captain at the Pendleton Police Department.

Randy began his Law Enforcement career as a Correctional Officer for the Indiana Reformatory in 1995.

While employed at the Reformatory Randy was hired as reserve officer for the Ingalls Police Department and served from 1996 to 1998 before he was hired as a fulltime officer for Ingalls through the Governor Police Grant.

Randy served as a Sergeant, and Lieutenant, from 1998 to 2002. In June 2002 Randy was appointed by the Town Council to serve as Chief of Police of Ingalls.

Randy left Ingalls Police Department to take a full time patrolman position for the Pendleton Police Department in June 2003. Randy Served as a patrolman until he was promoted to Captain in 2007.   

Email Captain Randy Sidwell at rsidwell@pendletonpd.org

Pendleton Police Department | Pendleton, Indiana | Madison County

Sergeant Shane Isaacs

Sergeant Shane Isaacs started his career with the Pendleton Police Department as a reserve officer in 1996. He was promoted to a full time Officer on March 12, 1998 and attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy later that year. In 2002 Isaacs was promoted to Sergeant and is currently the evening shift supervisor.

Sergeant Isaacs is certified as a Generalist Instructor, Firearms Instructor and Rifle Instructor. 

Email Sergeant Shane Isaacs at sisaacs@pendletonpd.org

Pendleton Police Department | Pendleton, Indiana | Madison County

Officer Mike Alford

Officer Mike Alford is a 1970 graduate of Pendleton Heights High School and a 1994 graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Officer Alford started his career as a Reserve Officer in 1986 and hired full-time in January of 1994.

Through Officer Alford’s 30 plus years as a member of the department, he has served as a Sergeant and EVOC Instructor. Officer Alford currently maintains certification as a certified breath test operator through the Indiana Department of Toxicology. 

Officer Alford is assigned to evening shift and looks forward to serving the Town of Pendleton for many years to come.

Email Officer Mike Alford at malford@pendletonpd.org

Pendleton Police Department | Pendleton, Indiana | Madison County

Sgt. / Detective Stan Brown

Sergeant Stan Brown started his career with the Pendleton Police Department in 1996 as a reserve officer and was hired full time in 1998. Sergeant Brown graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in October of 1999. Stan is the coordinator for the Police Bicycle Patrol, a certified rescue diver, Field Training Officer, and (VSA) certified Voice Examiner. 

Sergeant Brown is the Crime Scene Investigator for PPD and currently retains the title of Detective. Sergeant Brown is currently assigned to day shift and is the day shift supervisor over road patrolman.

Email Sgt. / Detective Stan Brown at sbrown@pendletonpd.org

Pendleton Police Department | Pendleton, Indiana | Madison County

Officer Sam Quiroga

Officer Sam Quiroga, a graduate of Pendleton Heights High School in 1999, began his career as a Reserve Officer for the Pendleton Police Department in May of 2008. Officer Quiroga was promoted to full time on May 24, 2010, and graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in December of 2010.

Officer Quiroga is a certified Generalist Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, Taser Instructor and Field Training Instructor. 

Officer Quiroga additionally maintains certifications for OC Aerosol Instructor, Strategies & Tactics of Patrol Stops Instructor and a certified BAC Datamaster operator.

In addition to Officer Quiroga's patrol duties, he also is the Training/Training Records Coordinator and Reserve Commander.

Email Officer Sam Quiroga at squiroga@pendletonpd.org

Pendleton Police Department | Pendleton, Indiana | Madison County

Officer Ryan Baker

Officer Ryan Baker started his career at the Pendleton Police Department in 2009 as a Reserve Officer. In January of 2014 Officer Baker was hired full-time as the School Resource Officer for the South Madison School Corporation and currently assigned primarily to Pendleton Heights High School.

A graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Officer Baker also patrols the streets of Pendleton when school is not in session.

Email Officer Ryan Baker at rbaker@pendletonpd.org

Pendleton Police Department | Pendleton, Indiana | Madison County

Officer Scott Bertram

Officer Scott Bertram is a successful graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. Officer Bertram began his law enforcement career in 2007 with the Elwood Police Department. While at Elwood Police Department Officer Bertram was promoted to Sergeant of Detectives, Captain of Detectives, and Assistant Chief of Police.

Officer Bertram next commenced his career at the Pendleton Police Department in 2014 where he is currently assigned to Day Shift Patrol. Officer Bertram is certified through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy as a Generalist Instructor and Defensive Tactics Instructor.

Officer Bertram holds certifications for Evidence Room Technician, First Line Supervisor, Child Forensic Interviewing, Homicide Investigations and Special Victims Investigations. Officer Bertram additionally serves as a Special Victim Crimes investigator for the department. 

Email Officer Scott Bertram at sbertram@pendletonpd.org

Pendleton Police Department | Pendleton, Indiana | Madison County

Officer Nathaniel Carpenter

Officer Nathaniel Carpenter, a 1997 graduate of Yorktown High School, embarked on his career at the Pendleton Police Department as a Reserve Officer in 2015. Officer Carpenter expanded his experience in the criminal justice field as an employee at the Delaware County Sheriff Department (Jail Division) and the Madison County Youth Center (Juvenile Detention).

In September of 2018 Officer Carpenter accepted a part-time position for the South Madison Community School Corporation as a School Resource Officer. Officer Carpenter held this role until offered full-time employment as a Patrolman at the Pendleton Police Department in November of 2018. Officer Carpenter will graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in September of 2019 and assigned to evening shift patrol.

Email Officer Nathaniel Carpenter at ncarpenter@pendletonpd.org

Pendleton Police Department | Pendleton, Indiana | Madison County

Officer Lucas Traylor

Officer Lucas Traylor began his career as a Reserve Police Officer with the Elwood Police Department in August of 2012. In March of 2013, Officer Traylor was hired as a full time Officer with Elwood. While employed with the Elwood Police DepartmentOfficer Traylor held the positions of Patrolman, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Detective. In December of 2018, Officer Traylor accepted a position with the Pendleton Police Department.

Officer Traylor is a certified General Instructor from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy as well a certified Field Training Officer. Officer Traylor has undergone many specialized training classes including the Reid Technique of Interviewing and InterrogationAdvanced Course on the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement. Most recently Officer Traylor has attended Desert Snow Criminal Interdiction training.

Officer Traylor is currently assigned to evening shift as a Patrolman.

Email Officer Lucas Traylor at ltraylor@pendletonpd.org



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