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Madison County Prosecutor - Rodney J Cummings


In November 2022, Rodney was elected to his 7th term as Madison County Prosecutor; first winning election in 1994. He is a graduate of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, the National District Attorney’s Career Prosecutor and Executive Courses, and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Rodney has excelled in the courtroom with over 100 successful murder and major felony jury trials. He has earned the respect of his colleagues. Rodney was elected to serve as Indiana’s representative on the National District Attorney’s Associate Board of Directors as well as the Indiana Prosecuting Attorney’s Council Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Legislative Committee, Capital Litigation Committee, and Media Committee. He has been recognized for his skill as a trial prosecutor and was selected to the faculty for the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina for 13 courses where he taught trial advocacy skills to America’s prosecutors.

Rodney’s career in law enforcement began in 1980 when he was hired to serve as an Anderson Police Officer. He spent six years in the patrol division. In 1986, he was promoted to Criminal Investigations and spent 9 years as a detective investigating many of Anderson’s murders and crimes of violence. Rodney was honored for his success as a detective and received the Anderson Police Department Officer of the Year Award. An award bestowed based upon a majority vote by officers of the Anderson Police Department. While working full time as a police officer, Rodney completed his Bachelor of Science, and earned his Master of Arts, Doctor of Jurisprudence, and graduated from the Indianapolis Police Department Criminal Investigation School. Rodney was serving as an Anderson Police Detective when he was first elected Prosecuting Attorney in 1994.

Rodney’s interest in law enforcement was cultivated through his many relationships with police officers assigned to the Anderson Police Athletic League. Rodney spent much of his childhood in orphan’s homes, foster homes, and on welfare. As a teenager, he was living on the streets and was in trouble with law enforcement. Rodney was taken in by the officers at the Police Athletic League and lived at the PAL for many years. Over the next seven or eight years, Rodney became a stellar amateur boxer and fought briefly as a professional. He won four Indiana State Boxing Championships, including 2 Indiana Golden Gloves Open Division Middleweight Championships and an Indiana Amateur Athletic Union Open Division Middleweight. In 1978, Rodney was awarded the Indiana Amateur Athletic Union Outstanding Amateur Athlete Award in the sport of Boxing.

Madison County Contact Info

16 E. 9th Street
Government Ctr. Box 5
Anderson, IN 46016