Beam is a life long resident of Jennings County. Graduated from Jennings County High School in 2004. Then later followed an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from IUPUC in 2006. Beam was hired into the police department in September 2007. Graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy's 173rd session.
Beam served as the Department's Operation Pull Over Coordinator. He took responsibility in writing grants for overtime and enforcement activities. Beam is also an Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, and active member, and current team leader of the Emergency Response Team. He is also a Standardized Field Testing Instructor and Field Training Officer.
Beam served as a Sergeant since April 2016, and is promoted to rank of Captain on June 14th, 2021.