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Rookie state troopers get their cars

Posted at 12:53 PM, Apr 02, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS — Probationary Indiana State Police troopers took another step toward becoming permanent members of the police force, Tuesday.

51 probationary officers who are members of the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class, received their police cars, also known as "commissions."

They have completed three months of field work with a veteran trooper and five months of law enforcement training at the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.

Now, they will be out of their own, assigned to the various districts across Indiana.

After a one year probationary period, the troopers become permanent members of ISP, according to a state police public information officer.

Training included criminal law instruction, emergency vehicle operations training, psychology and basic Spanish.

They also developed skills in criminal investigation, vehicle crash investigation, and impaired driver prevention and detection.