Brian McEwenSergeant, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN
Sergeant Brian McEwen is a 20-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and has a wide range of experience in law enforcement, from working in the Operations Division as a uniformed patrol officer and supervisor to working in the Office of the Chief.
For 5 years, Sergeant McEwen was assigned to the Professional Standards Branch, starting off in Internal Affairs and then becoming the departments Performance Standards Manager and Accreditation Manager, where he was responsible for ensuring accountability and compliance with department standards and policies, monitoring citizen’s complaints, formal discipline, and the agency’s performance appraisal system. Additionally, Sergeant McEwen lead the Office of Planning and Research, where his responsibilities included managing the departments written directive system and ensuring IMPD maintained CALEA (Commission of Accreditation Law Enforcement Agencies™) national accreditation. Finally, Sergeant McEwen was responsible for creating the department’s electronic special field reporting system, was instrumental in the creation and administration of the department’s new disciplinary matrix system, and early intervention program. Sergeant McEwen now applies the principles and systems he helped develop as a uniformed patrol supervisor.
Sergeant McEwen is a four-time attendee of William Westfall’s “Emerson Summit,” which is an annual gathering of nationally recognized leaders in their fields. He is also an Indiana state certified Training Instructor, a graduate and faculty member of the IMPD Leadership Academy, and the 2016 recipient of the prestigious IMPD Joshua Chamberlain Leadership Award.