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11/1/2017 - New Trooper Assigned to Versailles District
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Ripley County-On Monday October 30, a new trooper reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post in Versailles. He was one of the 37 new troopers reporting to their districts after graduating from the 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on October 19th, 2017.
The new troopers completed over 900 hours of intense training during the 24 week academy. During the academy, recruits were given training in numerous subject areas including criminal and traffic law, vehicle accident investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, and firearm training in addition to numerous other subjects related to policing.
The new probationary trooper assigned to the Versailles Post is:
William "Paul" Waller, age 27, is a 2008 graduate of South Ripley High School, Versailles, Indiana. After high school, Waller attended Vincennes University where he graduated in 2010 with an Associates Degree in Conservation Law. After graduation, he worked for Rumpke and the Ripley County Highway Department before being accepted into the Indiana State Police Academy. Waller resides in Ripley County with his wife and two children.
Probationary Trooper Waller will now undergo a three month training with a field training officer as part of the Indiana State Police FTO program. During the three months, he will be paired up with a veteran trooper who will additionally train him in a real life environment. Upon successfully completing the field training program, he will receive his own issued police vehicle and begin solo patrols.
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