(SELLERSBURG) – Thirty-six probationary troopers graduated from the 80th Indiana State Police Academy on December 19, 2020. One of those probationary troopers is assigned to the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg.
Probationary troopers now begin their next phase of instruction, a three-month field training period riding with veteran troopers. Field training aims to give a practical application to the training received throughout the formal academy. Upon completing field training, the troopers will be assigned a state police patrol vehicle and begin solo patrol. These officers have already completed over 1,200 hours of structured training in law enforcement techniques and hands-on and scenario-based training at the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy. Their curriculum included criminal law instruction, emergency vehicle operations, psychology, traffic law, crash investigation, self-defense, first responder, and other general enforcement related training.
The ISP Post is welcoming Sellersburg’s new probationary trooper, Benjamen Davis.
Benjamen Davis is a native of North Platte, Nebraska. Upon graduating Highschool, Davis joined the US ARMY, where he served as a Combat Engineer for nine years and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Following his time in the Army, Davis moved to Indiana and graduated from Indiana University – Southeast with a Criminal Justice degree.
Upon completion of field training, Davis will be assigned primary patrols in Clark and Floyd Counties.