Bryant Orem, Staff Instructor
…served sixteen (16) years with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office prior to joining the staff at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in December 2019. At the Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Orem first served as a Corrections Officer in the Jail Division. He then transferred to the Patrol Division before ending his career as a sergeant in the Operations Division.
As a Merit Deputy, Sergeant Orem was actively involved in both the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and the Indiana Sheriff’s Association Honor Guard. Sergeant Orem created and coordinated the Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy, served on the Bike Team, the Peer Support/CISM Team, the Traffic Safety Partnership, the Quick Response Team, and received several awards for his service. Among his responsibilities were Public Information and Education, software administration, recruiting and hiring, and supervision of records.
Prior to entering law enforcement, Sergeant Orem received a B.A. in History and Religion from DePauw University, a B.S. in Education from Indiana University, and an M. Ed. in Curriculum Design and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has held jobs ranging from Director of Operations for Habitat for Humanity in Peru, South America to Traffic Engineering Analyst to elementary classroom educator in public schools. At the present time, his primary responsibilities will be in Emergency Vehicle Operations and assisting with Instructor Development.
Sergeant Orem is a Master Instructor and holds instructor certifications in Advanced Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVO), Strategies and Tactics of Patrol Stops (STOPS), Basic Life Support (First Aid/CPR/AED), Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), and Stop the Bleed. He is a graduate of the 167th Basic Session of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy where he was elected class president and received the Academic Achievement Award.
Away from work, Sgt. Orem is an avid bicyclist and serves on the Board of Directors for Cops Cycling for Survivors. He also enjoys fishing, running, and being out in nature as much as possible.