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Four New Troopers Report To Bloomington District
Updated January 13, 2015 7:08 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Four new troopers have reported to the Bloomington District.

Earlier last week, Trooper Jeremy Cox, Trooper Matthew Harris, Trooper Cory Knight and Trooper Zachery Parker reported to the Bloomington District to begin their new careers as Indiana State Troopers.

They were among 42 graduates of the 74th Indiana State Police Academy, which graduated December 23. Their recent graduation was the culmination of 23 weeks of intense training totaling over 900 hours. Some subject areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms and a host of other subjects related to modern policing.

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Trooper Jeremy Cox is a native of Monroe County and graduated from Edgewood High School in 1996. Trooper Cox is currently a Sergeant with the 438th Signal Company in Greenfield Indiana of the Army National Guard. Trooper Cox has served with the National Guard for 4 years. Trooper Cox's primary assignment of patrol will be Lawrence County.

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Trooper Matthew Harris is a native of Hendricks County and was homeschooled through high school. Trooper Harris attended Ivy Tech for two years. Trooper Harris' primary assignment of patrol will be Monroe County where he, his wife and family will live.

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Trooper Cory Knight is a Johnson County native and graduated from Speedway High School in 2012. Trooper Knight had served in the National Guard as a Military Police Officer prior to becoming an Indiana State Trooper. Trooper Knight is married and has one daughter. Trooper Knight's primary patrol assignment will be Lawrence County.

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Trooper Zachery Parker is a Rush County native and graduated from Knightstown High School in 2011. Trooper Parker had previously served with the Morgan County Sheriff's Department as a Jailer. While at the ISP Academy, Trooper Parker earned the Superintendent's Award which is given to the recruit who finished 1st overall. Trooper Parker's primary patrol assignment will be Greene County.

The new troopers have now started their 14 weeks of field training with experienced troopers. The program allows them to put the skills and knowledge they gained in the academy to work in the field. Upon successful completion of the field training program, they will receive their own patrol car and begin solo patrol responsibilities

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