Indiana State Police assigns newly appointed Trooper to Toll Road Post

STARKE COUNTY, Ind. --Eleven Probationary Troopers graduated from the 83 Indiana State Police Academy, on December 15, 2022. 

Out of those eleven graduates, Probationary Trooper Tyler Pinnington got assigned to the Toll Road Post. 

Trooper Pinnington will now start the next phase of his instruction, with a three-month training period, working with veteran troopers. 

Field training gives troopers practical application to the training they went through during the formal academy. 

After completing field training, troopers will get assigned a state police patrol vehicle to begin their solo patrol. 

These troopers have completed more than 1,200 hours of structured training in law enforcement hands-on and techniques, scenario-based training at the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy. 

Their curriculum involves emergency vehicle psychology, criminal law instruction, crash investigation, traffic law, first responder, self-defense, and other general law enforcement-related training. 

After successfully completing his field training, Trooper Pinnington's assigned patrol area will primarily be on the Toll Road in Elkhart, LaGrange County, and St. Joseph. 

Trooper Pinnington is a graduate from 2016 of Bishop Dwenger High School from Fort Wayne, Indiana, which he now currently resides in Steuben County. 

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