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KPD Officer Completes Training
January 30, 2008 - As one Knightstown Police Department officer returns to work following completion of training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, another departs to take his place in the classroom.
Knightstown Chief of Police Danny Baker advised the town council at their Jan. 16 meeting that officer Dan Denny was scheduled to graduate from his ILEA basic training course on Jan. 25. He said Denny would be returning to the academy on Jan. 30 and 31 for breath test training.
Baker also reported that another KPD officer, Derek Hall, would be starting his ILEA basic training in Plainfield on Jan. 21. He told the council that Hall had passed his physical fitness exam for entrance to the academy with "flying colors," meeting or surpassing the ILEA's exit standards in all but one category. Hall is expected to complete his training in early May.
In other police business, Baker told the council at the Jan. 16 meeting of plans to purchase an intercom security system for use at the police department. He said the system, which he thought would cost $50 or less, would allow the KPD to keep doors locked that had been unsecured.
Baker also reported that the KPD had taken possession of the used Crown Victoria patrol car it had bought from the Lawrence Police Department (Marion County). He said the car, which was purchased for $3,000, was not completely outfitted yet and still had a couple of mechanical problems that need to be fixed.
Council member Steve Nelson asked Baker about the KPD's telephone recording system, which isn't working. Baker said he planned to check with the local chamber of commerce to see if they would help fund purchase of a new recording system.
According to the activity report Baker presented to the council at the Jan. 16 meeting, the KPD made 38 service calls between Dec. 18 and Jan. 14. During that same time period, the department made four arrests: two persons for operating vehicles while intoxicated; one for a hit-and-run incident; and another for some unspecifiied traffic offense. The KPD also filed reports seeking charges in three incidents involving harassment.
Baker's report showed that KPD's full-time officers logged 7,625 on-duty miles, and 1,625 off-duty, during the time period covered by the report. Mileage put on vehicles by reserve and part-time officers was not included in the report.
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