Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

May 13, 2014

Teamwork helps solve cases

(Continued)

“We’re part of the Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville, which is working with various sectors of the community. We had our first National Night Out last year, which helped bring the community together to take a stand against drugs.”

Holt adds, “I think we have a very progressive, professional agency that recognizes the importance of working with citizens to tackle the issues.”

Diane Raver can be contacted at diane.raver@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 114.

Chief Stan Holt Years of service: 22 with BPD Special training or areas of expertise: FBI National Academy and Indiana Crime Scene Investigators Course graduate, hostage negotiator Assistant Chief Mike Benjamin Years of service: Seven with BPD, 12 in law enforcement Special training or areas of expertise: Cell phone forensic examiner, hostage negotiator Lt. Doug Wolfer Years of service: 19 with BPD, 29 in law enforcement Special training or areas of expertise: General and firearms instructor, field training officer Sgt. Danny Hamilton Years of service: Eight with BPD, nine in law enforcement Special training or areas of expertise: K-9 handler, general and Stops (high-risk traffic stops) instructor, field training officer Cpl. Dave Abel Years of service: 17 with BPD, 19 in law enforcement Special training or areas of expertise: General and emergency vehicle operations instructor, department and field training officer Patrolman Jerry Taul Years of service: 13 with BPD Special training or areas of expertise: Crime scene investigator, general and Taser instructor, National Forensics Academy graduate Patrolman Chris Smith Years of service: Seven with BPD, eight in law enforcement Special training or areas of expertise: Crime scene investigator, general and defense tactics instructor, Indiana Crime Scene Investigators Course graduate Detective Blake Roope Years of service: Six with BPD, 11 in law enforcement Special training or areas of expertise: Criminal investigations, field training officer, Indiana school safety specialist Patrolman Jamie Straber Years of service: Six with BPD Special training or areas of expertise: School resource officer, Rape Aggression Defense instructor, Indiana school safety specialist, National Association of School Resource Officers Patrolman/Detective Ryan Metcalf Years of service: Five and a half with BPD Special training or areas of expertise: Criminal investigations, general instructor Patrolman Mike Manus Years of service: One and a half with BPD Patrolman Brad Wessel Years of service: One with BPD, four in law enforcement Special training or areas of expertise: General, Taser and OC (pepper spray) spray instructor K-9 Jinx Years of service: Two with BPD

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