February 11, 2014
The Indiana State Police recently recognized the supervisor of the Forensic
Identification Unit of the Laboratory Division for 35 years of dedicated
service to the department and the citizens of Indiana. First Sergeant Shannon
Spreckelmeyer was presented with a 35 year certificate and a uniform medallion
which signifies her years of service by Superintendent Doug Carter.
Spreckelmeyer graduated from Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana in
1977. She immediately began her career with the Indiana State Police as a
civilian Clerk V in the Central Records Division in 1978 issuing gun permits,
private detective licenses and conducting criminal records checks.
July 1980, Spreckelmeyer graduated from the 39th ISP Recruit Academy and was
assigned to the Terre Haute Post and patrolled Clay County. During this time,
Spreckelmeyer also worked undercover drug and illegal gambling investigations
involving motorcycle gangs while also working road patrol.
Trooper Spreckelmeyer transferred to the Putnamville Post in 1981 and worked
Morgan County. She also volunteered as a counselor at numerous State Police
Career Camps and Respect for Law Camps.
In 1984 Spreckelmeyer transferred to the Indianapolis Post to work Marion
County. She was assigned to the Indianapolis International Airport Interdiction
Team and later worked as the Departments full time recruiter.
Promoted to Sergeant in the Personnel Division in 1988, Spreckelmeyer served as
manager of the trooper selection and recruiting process. She transferred to the
Indianapolis Laboratory Division in 1989 to serve as the Assistant Laboratory
Manager and Supervisor of the Photography Unit.
In 1995 Spreckelmeyer received her Associate of Science and a Bachelor of
Science Degrees in Criminal Justice from Indiana University. She also completed
the FBI Basic and Advanced Administrative Course in Fingerprints. Later the
same year, Spreckelmeyer was promoted to First Sergeant, received training as a
latent print, footwear and tire analyst, and was assigned to supervise the
Forensic Identification Unit.
Spreckelmeyer serves as an Executive Board Member of the Indiana State Police
Alliance, Chairman of the Board of Indiana State Police Alliance Security
Incorporated and Board Member of Cops for Kids. She is also a member of the
International Association for Identification and Indiana Chapter of
International Association for Identification.
On March 16th, 2014, First Sergeant Shannon Spreckelmeyer will have the unique
distinction of being the longest serving female Indiana State Police Officer
having served 33 years, 8 months and 10 days. On that date she bypasses the
previous record holder of that honor, retired ISP Sergeant Jill Rice.
First Sergeant Spreckelmeyer resides in Brownsburg with her two beagles, Cagney