(INDIANAPOLIS) — Probationary Indiana State Police troopers took another step toward becoming permanent members of the police force on Tuesday.
The probationary officers, who are members of the 79th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class, received their police cars, also known as “commissions.”
They have completed three months of field training with veteran troopers and five months of law enforcement training at the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.
Now, they will be out on solo patrol, assigned to the various districts across Indiana.
The Jasper Post welcomes two of the new Probationary Troopers. Probationary Troopers Andrew Jones and Jonathon Villanueva will be joining the ranks at the Jasper Post. They will patrol the Jasper district’s seven counties that include Dubois, Daviess, Crawford, Martin, Orange, Perry and Spencer.
After a one year probationary period, the troopers become permanent members of the Indiana State Police.
Training included criminal law instruction, emergency vehicle operations, firearms, defensive tactics, psychology, and basic Spanish.
They also developed skills in criminal investigation, vehicle crash investigation, and impaired driver prevention and detection.
District Commander Jason Allen is very excited to have Probationary Troopers Jones and Villanueva join the Jasper Post family.