School Resource Officers

In partnership with the City of Carmel, Carmel Clay Schools currently has 12 school resource officers (SROs),
 
All of our school resource officers are full-time, law enforcement officers with sworn law enforcement authority who are trained in school-based policing and crisis response. All of our officers are certified by the National Association of School Resource Officers and utilize the triad concept school-based policing of law enforcement officer, counselor and educator. 

Seven Carmel Clay Schools Resource Officers in full uniform
Lt. Adam Miller

Lt Adam Miller has been with the Carmel Police Department since 1995. Lt Miller spent over 25 years in the Operations Division before moving to the School Resource Unit in 2021. Lt Miller grew up in Indianapolis, attending Cathedral High School where he played soccer. Lt Miller attended Indiana University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Public Affairs. During his 26-year career he has served as a Field Training Officer, Field Evidence Technician, Honor Guard member, SWAT Team Sniper, and is currently the Commander for the department’s Fatal Accident Investigation Team and the School Resource Unit. 

Lt Adam Miller
Carmel Police Department 
Commander of School Resource Unit
317-846-4225 x1859
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School Site: Districtwide

DJ (Donald) Schoeff

Sergeant D.J. Schoeff has worked for the Carmel Police Department since 2004 and began working as a School Resource Officer in 2008.  After a promotion in 2017, Sgt. Schoeff supervised a patrol shift for a year before returning to supervise the SRO Unit. Schoeff has an Associate Degree from Vincennes University and a Bachelors Degree from Calumet College of St. Joseph's in Law Enforcement Management. In 2012 Schoeff was appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Association of School Resource Officers. In 2016 he was elected as 2nd Vice President and is in the process of progressing to the position of President. Sgt. Schoeff was selected as the 2016 SRO of the Year by the Indiana School Resource Officers Association.

Sgt. D. J. Schoeff
Carmel Police Department 
Supervisor of School Resource Officers
317-846-7721 x7079
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School Site: Carmel High School

Scott Moore

Master Patrol Officer Scotty Moore has been in the SRO Unit since 2014. He has over 34 years law enforcement experience. Officer Moore spent 6 years as an Indiana State Trooper before joining the Carmel Police Department. He served 21 years as a K9 handler and trainer for CPD. Officer Moore assisted in developing CPDs Teen Academy and still instructs for the Teen Academy as well as acts as one of the drill instructors. Officer Moore enjoys working with the students and staff at CHS and states, “This is one of the most rewarding jobs I’ve had since becoming a police officer.”

Master Patrol Officer Scotty Moore
Carmel Police Department
317-846-7721 x7816
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School Site: Carmel High School

Shane VanNatter

Master Patrol Officer Shane VanNatter has been in the SRO Unit since 2009. He is a graduate of the National Association of School Resource Officers Advanced SRO class, an Advanced School Safety Specialist, and an A.L.i.C.E. instructor. Officer VanNatter has been a member of the CPD SWAT team since 2010. He also serves as an Advisor for the CPD Cadet Program for youth interested in law enforcement careers. In addition, he has been an instructor for the CPD Teen Police Academy since 2008. Officer VanNatter is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and previously worked as a police officer in Logansport for seven years before joining CPD. Shane is the father of three CHS graduates and a grandfather to 3 little girls. Shane enjoys boating, wakeboarding, motorcycle riding, camping, and fishing.Officer Shane VanNatter

Carmel Police Department
317-846-7721 x7462
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School Site: Carmel High School

Blake Lytle

Master Patrol Officer Blake Lytle is a native of Indianapolis and is a graduate of Ben Davis High School. After high school, Officer Lytle attended IUPUI where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He has been a police officer since 2002 and joined the Carmel Police Department in 2006. Throughout his career, Officer Lytle has had the opportunity to serve as an accident investigator, a D.A.R.E instructor, a field training officer, a member of the Emergency Response Group, an explorer advisor, a member of the Peer Support Team, an honor guard member, and a member of the Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police Critical Incident/Memorial Team. Officer Lytle is married with four children and is a Notre Dame fan.

Master Patrol Officer Blake Lytle
Carmel Police Department
(317) 846-7721 x7690
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School Site: Carmel High School

Ashley Williams

Master Patrol Ashley Williams graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She was hired with the Carmel Police Dept. in 2008. She was assigned to the Operations division and has served as a patrol officer ever since. During Officer Williams’s time on the road she has been a Mentor, a Field Training Officer, and an Evidence Tech. Officer Williams enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her two dogs. 

Master Patrol Officer Ashley Williams
Carmel Police Department
(317) 846-7721 x7029
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School Site: Carmel High School

Matthew Broadnax

Master Patrol Officer Broadnax is a native of Detroit, Michigan and attended High School in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science in 1994, and his Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 1997. After Graduate School, he worked in the health and fitness industry as a Health Fitness Specialist, Exercise Physiologist, before finishing as a Wellness Director with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. After many years in his chosen profession, he decided to pursue a lifelong dream, and accepted a position with the Indianapolis Public Schools Police Department (IPSPD) as a Police Officer. After one and one half years with the IPSPD, he accepted a position with the Carmel Police Department as a Patrolman. During his 11 years with the Carmel Police Department, he has been fortunate to have experience and training as a Field Evidence Technician, as well as a Field Training Officer. He is married with three children, and is a diehard IU fan.

Master Patrol Officer Matthew Broadnax
Carmel Police Department
317-846-7331 x6314
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School Site: Carmel Middle School

Gregory Dewald

Master Patrol Officer Greg Dewald has been with the Carmel Police Department since 2004 and has spent the past 10 years at Clay Middle School as the resource officer. He serves as a member of the Indiana School Resource Officers Association as the technology director. Officer Dewald served with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department for seven years as a reserve deputy prior to coming to Carmel Police Department. He is a graduate of Noblesville High School and is currently working toward finishing his college education through Eastern Gateway College. He is an Indianapolis Colts fan and enjoys watching the St. Louis Cardinals play.  

Master Patrol Officer Greg Dewald
Carmel Police Department
317-844-7251 x6707
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School Site: Clay Middle School

Sarah Livingston

Master Patrol Officer Sarah Livingston has been with the Carmel Police Department since 2004. She is a graduate of Purdue University. (Boiler Up!) Prior to being assigned to the SRO Unit, Officer Livingston was a detective in the Criminal Investigations Divisions, focusing on crimes against children. She served in Criminal Investigations for six years.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, and dogs! She loves music, sports (Chicago Cubs), and being outdoors. Officer Livingston is extremely honored and excited to join the unit.

Master Patrol Officer Sarah Livingston
Carmel Police Department
(317) 733-6420 x6016 
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School Site: West Clay Elementary, College Wood Elementary

Officer Matt Harris

Officer Matt Harris has been a police officer for eight years and began working for the Carmel Police Department in 2018. Officer Harris was a detective and a night shift supervisor at his previous department and has been a field training officer. Officer Harris was a musician and teacher prior to becoming a law enforcement officer. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Butler University and a Master’s degree from Arizona State University in Music Performance. Officer Harris is married with two children, a dog, a cat, eight chickens, and two parakeets. 

Officer Matt Harris
Carmel Police Department
(317) 571-7925 x2177 
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School Sites: Cherry Tree Elementary, Prairie Trace Elementary

Lucas Gossett

Officer Luke Gossett has worked for the Carmel Police Department since 2013 and previously with the Tucson Police Department, where he was hired in 2006 as a patrol officer. Officer Gossett has spent time on the department developing the new hires as a Field Training Officer (FTO). He is an Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVO) instructor and a senior member of the Accident Investigation Unit. Officer Gossett’s most recent accomplishment came when he was selected as a new member of the SRO unit. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University where he majored in Criminology and had a minor in Psychology. Officer Gossett is married, has two young boys and currently resides in Westfield.

Officer Luke Gossett
Carmel Police Department
(317) 848-1918 x1658
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School Sites: Clay Center Elementary, Smoky Row Elementary

Michael Zimmerman

Officer Zimmerman joined the Carmel Police Department in September of 2017. Since he was sworn in, he graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy with honors and he has become a mentor for the Carmel Police Explorer Program. Officer Zimmerman has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). While at IUPUI, Officer Zimmerman was the President of Phi Gamma Delta, the Vice President of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (N.A.S.A. club), and the Activities Coordinator for The Communications Club. Officer Zimmerman is getting married on August 29th, 2020 and has a Goldendoodle named Leo. Officer Zimmerman has an older sister that lives in England, a 13-year-old sister named Hadley, a 12 year-old-sister named Maddy, and an 8-year-old brother named Caleb. Officer Zimmerman’s favorite hobbies are boating and hiking. 

Officer Greg Zimmerman
Carmel Police Department
(317) 733-2645 x1954 
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School Sites: Towne Meadow Elementary

Officer Jon Rice

Officer Jon Rice has worked for the Carmel Police Department since 2013. He previously worked with the Warsaw Police Department, where he was hired in 2009 as a patrol officer and an active member of the underwater rescue/recovery dive team.

At the Carmel Police Department, he is a member of the Accident Investigation Unit, as an advanced accident investigator and a pilot for the department's Unmanned Aerial System Unit. Officer Rice has served several years as a Field Training Officer, training new officers when they are hired. Officer Rice was selected as a new member of the School Resource Officer Unit in 2021.

Officer Rice graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Tri-State University (now named Trine University) with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology.

Officer Rice is married, has two young boys and currently resides in Noblesville.  During his time off, Officer Rice enjoys spending time with family, helping coach his boys in sports, and working out. 

Officer Jon Rice
Carmel Police Department
(317) 733-2645
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School Sites: Carmel Elementary, Forest Dale Elementary

Officer Ashley Commodore

Officer Ashley Commodore has been with the Carmel Police Department since 2019. Officer Commodore is a member of CPD’s Chiefs Honor Guard, State Certified Car Seat Technician, Indiana Special Olympics Liaison, and an active member of the CPD Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Prior to Carmel PD, Officer Commodore worked for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) since 2013 where she served as a Field Training Officer (FTO), member of the Sheriff’s State Honor Guard Memorial Team, Bike Team, Background Investigator, Cadet Program Advisor and in the Community Resource Program. In 2017, Officer Commodore took a full time position with AES working as National Infrastructure Security and became a Reserve Deputy for MCSO. Officer Commodore was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where she led a squad of Deputies as the Sheriff’s Response Team (SRT), serving high-risk felony warrants in Marion County.

Officer Commodore is newly married to her best friend whom is also a Carmel Police Officer and they love anything outdoors. Officer Commodore does not currently have children but is looking forward to starting a family. Officer Commodore feels extremely blessed and is excitedly looking forward to building lifelong bonds with students and administration as an SRO.  

Officer Ashley Commodore
Carmel Police Department
(317) 733-2645
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School Sites: Mohawk Trails Elementary, Woodbrook Elementary

Officer Dustin VanTreese

Officer Dustin VanTreese (AKA Officer VT) has been with the Carmel Police Department since 2017. Prior to being employed by Carmel he was employed with the City of Lawrence Police department as a road officer for two years as well as the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for seven years where he worked as an instructor and ran the McGruff the Crime Dog program.

Since with the Carmel Police Department he has worked as a Field Training Officer (FTO), a Field Evidence Technician (FET) and is part of the CPD SWAT team.

He is married with two children and in his free time enjoys the outdoors, playing hockey and attempting to golf.

Officer Dustin VanTreese
Carmel Police Department
(317) 733-2645
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School Sites: Creekside Middle School

Many Roles...One Big Responsibility

We ❤ our SROs!

SRO Sgt. D. J. Schoeff visits with kindergarten friends.
Officer Broadnax played the part of a snowman at the CES winter party
Officer Dewald taking a selfie with students at Clay Middle School on the first day of school
Officer Dewald speaks to students
Officer Moore speaks to students at CHS on creating a safe school environment
Office Broadnax gets lots of hugs from students
Officer Dewald presenting to students
Officer Broadnax giving three CCS students a ride to school
Officer Broadnax poses with a young student, both in police uniforms
Officer Broadnax taking a selfie with six middle school students
Officer Livingston gave two students a ride to school in her squad car.
Officer Broadnax looks amazing in his new unicorn hat!
Officer Livingston and two students giving thumbs up to the camera
Officer Dewald poses with two Woodbrook students during Field Day