Retiring Carmel police officer ready to teach at academy


A Carmel Police Dept. officer retired Feb. 28 after serving the city for nearly 20 years.

Scott Spillman, a master patrol officer, started his law enforcement career at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in 1992, working as a reserve officer for six years. On April 12. 2004, he joined CPD.

“You just want to provide a service for the community and be part of the community,” said Spillman, a Fishers resident.

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During his time with CPD, Spillman, 54, has been involved in many of the department’s vehicle operations. In 2007, he helped launch the department’s traffic unit, which responds with officers on motorcycles to accidents and other issues related to traffic flow and safety.

Spillman is certified to provide instruction in emergency vehicle operations and has taught fellow officers how to use police radars, lasers and other equipment.

Spillman said he enjoyed his career as a police officer and looks forward to applying his teaching skills in another capacity.

“There’s an opportunity to help newer officers,” he said. “I’ll be instructing at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy to hopefully mold new minds.”

At the academy, which is in Plainfield, Spillman plans to work as an emergency vehicle operations instructor.