Indiana State Police
PUTNAMVILLE – Today, two new probationary troopers reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post in Putnamville. They are two of the 55 new troopers reporting to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 76th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Their recent graduation marked the culmination of 22 weeks of intense training exceeding 948 hours. Some subject areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms and a host of other subjects related to modern policing.
Courtland A. Woodruff, age 28, is an Illinois native having graduated from Jacksonville, Illinois High School and Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology. Prior to his graduation from the ISP Academy, Woodruff was a pharmacy technician. He enjoys exercising, the outdoors, and anything sports related. Woodruff will be primarily assigned to patrol Vigo County and resides in Terre Haute.
Kevin A. Fowler, age 21, is a Morgan County, Indiana native, a graduate of Martinsville High School and a graduate of Vincennes University with an Associate of Science degree in Conservation Law Enforcement. Prior to graduating from the ISP Recruit Academy, Fowler was a 911 dispatcher for the Morgan County Central Dispatch. He enjoys hunting and fishing and anything outdoors. Fowler will primarily patrol Putnam County and he resides in Martinsville.
The two new troopers will continue their training for the next three months as part of the ISP Field Training Program. The Field Training Program pairs new troopers with veteran troopers, or Field Training Officers, (FTO’s,) to allow the new troopers to take what they learned in the recruit academy and apply it in the field under the close supervision of the FTO. Upon successful completion of their field training, they will be issued their own commissions and be assigned solo patrol responsibilities.
INDIANAPOLIS - Northview High School Band Director Bob Medworth and his marching band have succeeded in winning a ninth state championship.
The Northview Marching Knights, of Clay County, placed first place in The Indiana State School Music Association in the Class B division finals held today at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
1. Northview - Brazil
2. Greenfield Central
4. Northridge - Middlebury
5. Bloomington North (Tie)
5. Concord - Elkhart (Tie)
8. Evansville North
9. North Side - Fort Wayne
10. Decatur Central - Indianapolis
For additional competition results, see the ISSMA website
© Indiana Central News. All rights reserved. Terre Haute, Indiana
News Writer: Lucy Pery PHONE: 317-527-4141