New troopers posted to area Indiana State Police unit

The Indiana State Police at the Versailles Post are welcoming two new probationary troopers.

According to the troopers, 28 probationary troopers graduated in December from the 84th annual Indiana State Police Academy and two are being assigned to the Versailles post. The Post covers Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties.

The academy requires more than 1,200 hours of law enforcement training including criminal law instruction, emergency vehicle operations, psychology, traffic law, crash investigation, self-defense, first responder, and other general enforcement related training.

Trooper Tyler Busch.

25-year-old Trooper Tyler Busch is a graduate of East Central High School and Thomas More University. He is from Dearborn County where he served as a jailer for the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, a diver for the Dearborn County Water Rescue Team, and a deputy coroner for the Dearborn County Coroner’s Office.

27-year-old Trooper Jordan Hartmann is a graduate of Milan High School. He lives in Ripley County where he served as a deputy.

Trooper Jordan Hartmann

The probationary troopers now begin a three-month field training period, working alongside veteran troopers. After completing field training, the troopers will be assigned a patrol vehicle and begin solo patrols.

Photos courtesy of Indiana State Police.