Ceremony welcomes three new CPD officers

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept. social media.

Three new officers have joined the Columbus Police Department. The officers were sworn in by by Mayor Jim Lienhoop during Wednesday’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

They are:

– Zachary Tingle, 23, from Madison. Tingle has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Informatics from Indiana University. He graduated from the Indiana University Police Academy in 2018.

Jacqueline Recarte, 24, grew up in West Lafayette. Recarte graduated from Indiana University where she majored in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. She graduated from the Indiana University Police Academy in 2018.

Caleb Gramman, 22, from Brookville. Gramman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Leadership Studies from Ball State. He has also served as a member of the Indiana National Guard since 2017.

Department officials say that all three officers will immediately begin three weeks of training and orientation at the Columbus Police Department. After that, Officers Tingle and Recarte are slated to begin the CPD field training program while Officer Gramman will attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.