Two new state troopers assigned to Versailles Post

Twenty-eight newly appointed probationary troopers graduated from the 84th Indiana State Police Academy on Dec. 21.

Two of them — Tyler Busch and Jordan Hartmann — have been assigned to the Versailles Post and recently reported for their next phase of training, a three-month field training period, riding with veteran troopers. The purpose of the field training is to put into practical application the training received over the duration of the formal academy. Upon successful completion of field training, the troopers will be assigned a state police patrol vehicle and will begin solo patrol.

These troopers have already completed more than 1,200 hours of structured training in law enforcement techniques and hands-on and scenario-based training at the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy. The curriculum included criminal law instruction, emergency vehicle operations, psychology, traffic law, crash investigation, self-defense, first responder and other general enforcement-related training.

Busch, 25, is a 2016 graduate of East Central High School in St. Leon. He graduated from Thomas More University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Prior to joining ISP, Busch was 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.  He lives in Dearborn County with his wife and daughter.

Hartmann, 27, is a 2014 graduate of Milan High School in Milan. He was hired by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department in 2020. He graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Tier 1 Class in April 2021. He worked as an officer for the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department for approximately three years before being hired by ISP. He lives in Ripley County with his wife and two children.