On Oct. 30, William Waller reported for duty at the Indiana State Police Post, Versailles. He was one of the 37 new troopers reporting to their districts after graduating from the 77th ISP Recruit Academy Oct. 19, reported Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, public information officer.
The new troopers completed over 900 hours of intense training during the 24 week academy. During that time, recruits were given training in numerous subject areas, including criminal and traffic law, vehicle accident investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics and firearm training, in addition to numerous other subjects related to policing.
Waller, 27, is a 2008 South Ripley High School, Versailles, graduate. He attended Vincennes University where he graduated in 2010 with an associate degree in conservation law. After graduation, he worked for Rumpke and the Ripley County Highway Department before being accepted into the ISP Academy. Waller resides in Ripley County with his wife and two children.
Waller will now undergo a three month training with a field training officer as part of the ISP FTO program. During the three months, he will be paired up with a veteran trooper who will additionally train him in a real life environment. Upon successfully completing the field training program, he will receive his own issued police vehicle and begin solo patrols.