Two veteran Columbus Police Department officers will serve as reserve deputies for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.
Mike Brown, a member of CPD from 1981 to 2005, was a field training officer, uniform sergeant, department training coordinator, lieutenant and captain in the uniform division. He was a 10-year member of the Emergency Response Team.
Brown assisted with the CPD’s Citizen’s Academy, the Take Home Car Program and created physical fitness standards. He created and implemented CPD’s Teen Driving Program.
Brown is a certified instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and is an Air Force veteran. He and his wife, Laura, are members of First Christian Church.
Former Police Chief Jason Maddix also has become a reserve deputy. After joining CPD in 1994, and taking a break between 2008 and 2009, Maddix retired as chief last year. He served in the patrol division, as a DARE instructor, a field training officer and firearms instructor.
He also served on the Police Pension Board and was a member of the city’s Audit and Review committee. He has an associate degree in law enforcement from Vincennes University and a bachelor of arts in criminal justice from Indiana University.
Maddix works for Cummins Inc. as its North America Security adviser. He and his wife, Tammy, are members of First Christian Church.