03/18/11 Monday morning, March 14th, two new troopers reported to the Bremen Post for their first official day. The Indiana State Police recently graduated 43 troopers from the 70th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on Friday, March 4th.
During the 24 week academy the recruits received approximately 840 hours of structured training in law enforcement. Their curriculum included 80 hours of criminal law instruction, 50 hours of vehicle operations training, 30 hours of psychology and 40 hours of “Survival Spanish.” They also developed skills in criminal investigation, vehicle crash investigation and impaired driver detection.
All 43 of the newly appointed troopers started 14 weeks of additional training with Field Training Officers this week. This program allows them to put the skills and knowledge that they gained in the academy to work in the field. Upon successful completion of the field training program, the troopers will be assigned a car and begin their regular patrol duties.