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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has 38 new troopers assigned to state police districts throughout the state now patrolling the roads. Members of the 71st Indiana State Police Recruit School that graduated March 16 received their patrol cars today at the Indiana State Police Museum, located at the Indiana State Police Indianapolis District.
The troopers received approximately 917 hours of structured training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Their curriculum included administrative subjects, general police subjects, investigations-criminal subjects, criminal and traffic law subjects.
The new troopers then completed a three-month field training period with seasoned troopers where they were observed applying the knowledge and training that had been gained at the academy and applying it to real life situations.
Of the 38 probationary troopers two are assigned to the Jasper Post, Trooper Kurtis Blunk and Trooper Jeremy Galloway. Blunk graduated from Forest Park High School in 2006. After high school he studied at University of Southern Indiana for a year and then Vincennes University Jasper Campus for another year. Prior to joining the academy he worked in security at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari.
Blunk will primarily patrol Daviess.
Trooper Jeremy Galloway is a 1994 graduate from Tell City High School, and a 2000 graduate from Owensboro Community and Technical College with an associate’s degree in industrial automation (robotics). He worked at Thyssenkrupp Waupaca in Tell City for seven years, and at AK Steel in Rockport for four years as an electrical maintenance technician prior to joining ISP.
Galloway also served as a reserve police officer with the Tell City Police Department from 2007 until he was accepted into the 71st Indiana State Police Recruit School.
Galloway will primarily patrol Crawford County.