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Indiana State Police-Lafayette District 14-Lafayette, IN
Wednesday March 15th, 2017 :: 11:32 a.m. EDT


New Troopers Get Their Cars

Lafayette-District #14's four new troopers received their cars on February 14, 2017 and have started solo patrols in their respective areas. They were four of fifty-five new troopers who reported to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 76th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy.

The probationary troopers completed 22 weeks of intense training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield. During the training period, the recruits received in excess of 950 hours of law enforcement training which included criminal law, emergency vehicle operations, traffic law as well as training in other facets of law enforcement including criminal investigation, crash investigation, self-defense, first responder and other general law enforcement related areas of instruction.

After graduation, they continued their education with 15 weeks of riding with experience troopers to learn what is expected of them when they receive their new cars. They rode with Field Training Officers (FTO's) honing the skills learned in the academy and putting that training to use while patrolling. on their own.

The newest members of the Lafayette State Police Post are:

Trooper Douglas W. Feazel is a 2005 graduate of Seeger Memorial Jr/Sr High School. He spent 12 years in the Indiana Army National Guard and lives in Fountain County with his family.

Trooper Devin Farmer is a 2014 graduate Grace Christian School in Columbus, GA and then went on to graduate from Georgia Military Collage with a degree in Homeland Security in 2015. He has been with the Indiana National Guard for three years and resides in Tippecanoe County with his family.

Trooper Kyle Killin is a 2005 graduate of Seeger Memorial Jr/Sr High School. He continued his education at Ivy Tech Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice and then on to Purdue and studied Law and Society. He has served in the US Air Force and resides in Tippecanoe County.

Trooper Matthew Clemans is a 2011 graduate of North Newton Jr/Sr High School and continued his education studying three years at Indiana State University. He has spent four years in the Army National Guard and resides in Tippecanoe County with his family.

The new troopers will put their recruit academy training to work in the field as they begin 12 weeks of field training, where they will be paired with experienced troopers specially trained to serve as Field Training Officers. Upon successful completion of the field training program, they will be issued their own police cars and begin solo patrol where they are assigned the south zone which includes Fountain, Montgomery, Warren and Benton Counties.

Pictures are left to right Killin , Feazel, Farmer and Clemans.

Indiana State Police-Lafayette District 14-Lafayette, IN
5921 Indiana 43
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 765-567-2125

Sergeant Kim Riley
Public Information Officer for the Lafayette Post

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