Rich Myers is the Morgan County, Indiana Sheriff.
In 1982 Rich Myers accepted a civilian position with the Indiana State Police. In 1986 he was accepted to attend the 44th Indiana State Police Academy. He was assigned to the Lafayette District where he patrolled Montgomery and Fountain Counties. In 1988 he requested a transfer to the Putnamville District where he was assigned road patrol duties in Morgan County. In 1989 he was selected as “Trooper of the Year” at the Putnamville District while working Morgan County. He worked “the road” until his promotion in 2007 to Sergeant as the Public Information Officer for the Putnamville District. He continued in that capacity until 2010 when the Indiana State Police closed the Terre Haute Post and relocated the personnel from that Post to the Putnamville District. He was reassigned to the Indianapolis Post to serve as the Public Information Officer for that seven county District. He remained in that position until his 2015 promotion to First Sergeant, Assistant Chief of Public Information for the Indiana State Police.
He was accepted to attend the Indiana State Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal Reconnaissance School, held at Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh. This school is the first step toward becoming an Explosive Ordnance Technician and is the training ground for future bomb technicians. In 1994 he was chosen to attend the six weeks FBI/U.S. Army Ordnance, Missile & Munitions Center & School at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. During his 27 year EOD (Bomb Squad) career he was honored to receive the Department’s Silver Star Award. The Department presents the Silver Star Award for “a deed of personal bravery or self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual. The deed was intelligently performed; self-initiated or reactive; and may have involved a risk of serious injury or loss of life to the recipient.”
He served on ISP Executive Protection Detail which is charged with the protection of the governor and the first lady. The Indiana State Police is also charged with security for the members of the Indiana State Legislature while in session. For the last 10 years, he has been assigned to the Indiana State Senate for security while they are in session. He has also served as a Department Field Training Officer.
He has also served on the ISP Clandestine Lab Team, which is charged with the responsibility to render meth labs safe and collect evidence to prosecute meth lab operators.