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Three New Troopers Begin Careers At Bloomington Post
Updated December 3, 2015 7:29 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Trooper Ian Matthews
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Trooper Caleb Garvin
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Trooper Nicholas Bartalone

(BLOOMINGTON) - Three new probationary troopers have reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post in Bloomington.

They are three of the 46 new troopers reporting to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 75th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on November 19th.

Their recent graduation marked the culmination of 21 weeks of intense training exceeding 950 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.

Nicholas Bartalone is from Plainfield, Illinois in Will County and graduated from Plainfield North High School in 2008. He graduated from Loyola University in Chicago in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Spanish. Bartalone has been assigned to primarily patrol Greene County.

Caleb Garvin is a 2008 graduate of Eastern Greene High School and is originally from Bloomfield. He attended Vincennes University and graduated with an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement. Garvin worked for the Brown County Sheriff's Office as a Jail Officer for 5 years and served as a Reserve Officer for the Ellettsville Police Department for 4 years prior to becoming an Indiana State Trooper. Garvin will primarily be assigned to patrol Greene County.

Ian Matthews is from Spencer and a 2007 graduate of Owen Valley High School. He attended Indiana University and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. Matthews has been assigned Owen County as his primary assignment.

The three new troopers will continue their training for the next three months as part of the ISP Field Training Program. The Field Training Program pairs new troopers with veteran troopers, or Field Training Officers (FTO), to allow the new troopers to take what they learned in the recruit academy and apply it in the field under the close supervision of the FTO. Upon successful completion of their field training, they will be issued their own patrol cars and be assigned solo patrol responsibilities.

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