Greencastle – Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter recently announced the promotion of Master Trooper Tom Hanks to the rank of Master Trooper Detective. Hanks will be assigned to the Special Investigations Division and will serve as a detective in the Organized Crime and Corruption Unit. His responsibilities will include conducting criminal investigations and managing investigations. Detective Hanks will also be responsible for appraising affected commanders and other personnel of criminal investigations and related activity.
A native of Sullivan, Indiana, Detective Hanks is a 1995 graduate of Sullivan High School. He attended Indiana State University and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and a minor in Sociology.
Detective Hanks was a member of the 2000, 60th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy and was assigned to the Lafayette Post upon graduation. In 2003, he was transferred to the Terre Haute Post and then the Putnamville Post. Throughout Detective Hanks’ career he has also worked as a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon, as a field training officer, a background investigator, a district detective, an active shooter instructor, and a hostage negotiator.
Detective Hanks enjoys coaching his boys’ athletic teams and serves on the Sullivan Little League Board of Directors as a volunteer. He also enjoys golfing and taking trips with his friends and family.
Detective Hanks resides in Sullivan County with his wife Brook, and his two sons Spencer and Sam.
Photo: Master Trooper Detective Tom Hanks