BRISTOL – On June 16, 2022, eighteen new troopers graduated from the 82nd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy after completing a journey of 23 weeks of intense training.
The recruits completed over 1,100 hours of academic and hands-on training in criminal and traffic law, crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms, de-escalation, impaired driving detection, scenario-based training, and other classes necessary for modern policing.
Two of the troopers have been assigned to the Indiana State Police Toll Road Post and will now begin three months of field training working next to several different experienced field training officers. After successfully completing this phase, the troopers will be issued their own police cars and begin solo patrol on Indiana Toll Road.
Austin Slone 25, is a 2015 graduate of Warsaw High School. Following high school, Slone entered the United States Air Force and served four years of active duty. While in the Air Force he earned an associate degree in criminal justice. Slone will patrol the Indiana Toll Road in St. Joseph, Elkhart, and LaGrange County.
John Streeter, 29, graduated from homeschooling in 2012. He went on to attend Trine University earning a degree in business management. Streeter will patrol the Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange and Steuben County.