Michigan City Police Department welcomes new officers

The Michigan City Police Department says three officers have graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

Nick Baker, Nicholas Charo and Louis Gallegos were hired on November 16, 2015 and began their training on March 14, 2016.

They graduated on June 24.

At the academy they received training in firearms, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation and criminal law.

Before going to the academy, they received one month of training at the local academy and completed two months of a four month field training program.
All three officers will complete their field training over the next two months and will be evaluated, then will work on their own.

The Michigan City Police Department provided a few personal details about the new officers:

  • Nick Baker is currently in the Air National Guard stationed out of Ft. Wayne. Nick is following in his father, David Baker, and uncle’s, (Tim Baker) footsteps with the Michigan City Police Department.
  • Nicholas Charo is from Westville, Indiana. Nicholas is currently enrolled at Purdue North Central pursuing a degree in sociology.
  • Louis Gallegos came from the Porter County Sheriff’s Department where he spent 7 years working in the Jail Division. Louis is currently in the Army National Guard as a 12 year veteran. Louis has one brother that is also in law enforcement in Lake County.
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