ISP Versailles Post welcomes three new troopers

VERSAILLES – Six probationary troopers recently graduated from the 85th Indiana State Police Academy, Lateral Class. Three of those probationary troopers are being assigned to the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post. They will begin their next phase of training, which includes a two-month field training period while riding with veteran troopers. Upon completing field training, the troopers will be assigned a state patrol vehicle and begin solo patrol. 

Photo left to right: Trooper Bryce Potraffke, Trooper Noah Moore, Trooper Jacob Lusby

These officers have already completed over 800 hours of structured and hands-on training in law enforcement techniques at the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy. The curriculum included criminal and traffic law instruction, emergency vehicle operations, psychology, crash investigation, self-defense, first responder training, and other general law enforcement-related training.

Jacob Lusby, Noah Moore, and Bryce Protraffke, the three new troopers assigned to the ISP-Versailles Post.

Trooper Jacob Lusby, 26, Milan, Indiana, is a 2016 South Dearborn High School graduate, Aurora, Indiana.  After high school, Trp. Lusby attended Indiana University-East, earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, before being hired by the Indiana State Police, Trp. Lusby served as an Aurora Police Officer for nearly five years.  Trp. Lusby comes from a long line of law enforcement officers; his grandfather and father have retired from law enforcement.  His brother is a current police officer in Dearborn County. 

Trooper Noah Moore, 27, from Greensburg, Indiana, graduated from North Decatur High School in 2016. After high school, Trp. Moore served as a corrections officer for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office for two years and as a Decatur County Deputy for nearly five years.

Trooper Bryce Potraffke, 26, Milan, Indiana, is a 2015 graduate of Rising Sun High School, Rising Sun, Indiana.  After high school, Trp. Potraffke attained an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Ivy Tech.  He then worked for Dearborn County Community Corrections as a field officer before being hired as a police officer with the Rising Sun Police Department.  Trp. Potraffke was employed as a police officer with the Rising Sun Police Department and Aurora Police Department for approximately five years before being hired by the Indiana State Police.      

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