Det. Sgt. Ben Caudell Share

Sep 2, 2021  |  Layla Price-Bodkin

Det. Sgt. Ben Caudell has a unique role with the Mar­i­on Police Depart­ment help­ing bring jus­tice to vic­tims of sex­u­al crimes.

Caudell explained that a major­i­ty of cas­es he works are youth vic­tims of phys­i­cal and sex­u­al abuse and adult vic­tims of sex-relat­ed crimes. My goal is to com­plete thor­ough, detailed inves­ti­ga­tions in an attempt to min­i­mize the trau­ma to the vic­tims and their fam­i­lies. Often the more over­whelm­ing the evi­dence obtained through inves­ti­ga­tion sup­port­ing the vic­tim’s state­ments against the sus­pect, the less like­ly a tri­al will be nec­es­sary. The hope is that the details/​evidence obtained dur­ing the inves­ti­ga­tion will cir­cum­vent the neces­si­ty of the vic­tim to have to tes­ti­fy and relive the events in a court­room full of strangers.” He added, Hav­ing seen the trau­ma the vic­tims expe­ri­ence is where my pas­sion for the work comes from.”

Chf. Angela Haley and Capt. Mark Ste­fanatos shared words of affir­ma­tion about Det. Sgt. Caudell. Ben has worked numer­ous child molest cas­es where he was able to com­plete cas­es result­ing in arrests. He is ded­i­cat­ed to his job and the cit­i­zens of Mar­i­on, and he works tire­less­ly to make chil­dren safer.”

Caudell was hired as a Patrol Offi­cer with MPD right after grad­u­at­ing from Ball State in 2001. He was pro­mot­ed to Detec­tive in 2005, then to Detec­tive Sergeant in 2018.

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