Detective Lauerman has over thirty-six years experience as a police officer. He currently works as an IMPD robbery detective and has been on the Indianapolis Metro police force for over twenty years. He worked for ten years as Campus Police at Indiana University Police Department and Indiana University Medical Center, and he also has two years experience early in his career at LaPorte County Sheriff in jail operations and narcotics.
He has comprehensive training in the areas of security surveys for campus law enforcement, dignitary protection, special event planning and site security, including specific experience with the Pan Am Games, US Olympic Trials, and Big Ten Swimming, Track and Field Championships.He also has threat assessment training to evaluate and prepare for threats by location and environment, physical buildings and other relevant situational information prior to events taking place.
His police experience also includes many years working as a robbery detective, sex crimes detective, aggravated assaults, ERG (Event Response Group training for large events, traffic routing, crowd control) and NIMS (National Incident Management System incident command training to manage critical incidents). The NIMS was developed after 9/11 to help multiple agencies communicate with each other and successfully manage their joint response to catastrophic events such as natural disasters, mass casualties, hazardous material responses or other major incidents that threaten and destabilize communities.
He is also trained as a first responder and has other specialty training for domestic violence intervention, cultural sensitivity training and conflict resolution/de-escalation training.