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Indianapolis, IN- Today, Probationary Trooper Derek Rine, from the Indiana State Police Peru District, received his police car and will start solo road patrol. Rine is a member of the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class which graduated in December of 2018. The 78th recruit class recently completed three months of field training. They were issued their state police cars during a ceremony held at the Indiana State Police Youth Education and Historical Center in Indianapolis.

Prior to starting three months of field training, members of the 78th recruit class, while in the police academy, completed a 22 week training period. They received over 600 hours of classroom instruction as well as nearly 400 hours of hands-on practical scenario-based training. Some areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms, and a host of other subjects related to modern policing.

Probationary Trooper Derek Rine is a native of Lewisburg, PA and a 2007 graduate of the Penn View Christian Academy in Penns Creek, PA. He studied criminal justice at Liberty University and is a staff sergeant in the Indiana National Guard. Rine has a served a combat tour as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He will patrol primarily in Fulton County. He currently resides in Cass County with his wife and three children.

Individuals who are interested in a rewarding career as an Indiana state trooper should go online at This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as career information about the Indiana State Police Department.