Two New Troopers Begin Solo Patrols at the Sellersburg Post

Southern Indiana- Indiana has 47 new troopers assigned to state police districts throughout the state now patrolling the roads. Members of the 72nd Indiana State Police Recruit School that graduated on December 21, 2012 received their patrol cars on Monday April 8th.

The troopers received approximately 917 hours of structured training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Their curriculum included; administrative subjects, general police subjects, investigations/criminal subjects, criminal and traffic law subjects.

The new troopers then completed a three month field training period with seasoned troopers where they were observed applying the knowledge and training that had been gained at the academy and applying it to real life situations.

Of the 47 probationary troopers, two are assigned to the Sellersburg Post, Trooper Scott Tanner Parkes and Trooper Kristi Schumacher.

Trooper Scott Tanner Parkes was a 2007 graduate from Bloomfield High School. After high school Parkes attended Vincennes University receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security and Public Safety. He lives in Floyd County and will primarily be patrolling Clark and Floyd Counties.

Trooper Kristi Schumacher graduated from Southwestern High School, in Hanover, IN. After high school she attended Oakland City University where in 2010 Schumacher graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. She resides in Harrison County with her husband Nathan and two year old son. She will be primarily patrolling Clark and Floyd Counties.