Four new troopers are now a part of the Jasper post of the Indiana State Police including a Dubois County native.
Last Thursday, 54 troopers graduated from the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy after completing 22 weeks of intense training that exceeded 1,000 hours. Some subject areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms and a host of other subjects related to modern policing.
Troopers will now spend the next three months riding with and being evaluated by veteran state troopers. Upon successful completion of the field training phase, each new troopers will be required to pass an oral interview with their perspective Command Staff prior to being issued their commissions to begin solo patrol .
New Jasper District Troopers include:
25-year old Trooper Teresa Bowling of Holland.
Bowling is a 2012 graduate of Southridge High School. She attended the University of Southern Indiana where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice & sociology in 2016.
Bowling previously served as a Police Officer with the Huntingburg Police Department.
23-year old Trooper Clay Ford. The Mount Vernon native graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 2013. Ford attended Oakland City University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 2017. Ford was previously employed by the German Township Water Department.
Trooper Patrick Gallagher is a native of Depauw. The 27-year old Gallagher graduated from Gallagher Academy of Indiana High School in 2009. He then enlisted and served in the United States Navy as an active duty Fire Control Technician. Gallagher was previously employed by Jasper Engines & Transmissions.
And 25-year old Trooper Christopher Rainey from Salem graduated from Salem High School in 2011. He attended Franklin College where he earned a Bachelor of the Arts degree in athletic training in 2015. Rainey was previously employed as an Athletic Trainer for Salem High School.
Jasper District Commander, Lieutenant Jason Allen says he is very proud of each trooper thus far and says their willingness to serve is very honorable. Lt. Allen also pointed out the Jasper Post is steeped with a community policing tradition and in the near future, much will be expected from their new troopers.
The Jasper Post of the Indiana State Police serves Dubois, Daviess, Martin, Orange, Crawford, Perry and Spencer Counties.