Former Marshall County resident Timothy Borsa was among thirty-two probationary troopers from the 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy who were issued their state police cars earlier this week. The cars were presented during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Indiana State Police Youth and Education and Historical Center in Indianapolis.
The officers recently completed a three month field training period with veteran troopers along with 917 hours of structured training in law enforcement techniques at the ISP Recruit Academy.
Topics covered included traffic law, crash investigation, self-defense, psychology, criminal law instruction, emergency vehicle operations and first responder training as well as other general law enforcement knowledge. All of these officers must serve a one-year probationary period before attaining permanent status as a trooper.
Additionally, Borsa, along with four other officers who were assigned to the ISP Lowell Post, are now permitted to go on solo patrol. They will be covering the district which includes Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper, Starke and Pulaski counties.
Timothy Borsa graduated from Triton Junior/Senior High School in Bourbon and studied conservation at Vincennes University in Evansville. Though he is originally from Marshall County, he currently resides in Porter County.