Probationary Trooper Dukengston Lavache amd Probationary Trooper Derek Rine

Peru – Recently, 54 probationary troopers from the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy graduated. Two of the officers are assigned to the Indiana State Police Peru Post and have started three months of field training with veteran officers.

The probationary troopers graduated from the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on December 13, 2018. During their 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 investigation, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms, and a host of other subjects related to modern policing. These officers are now assigned to train with veteran troopers for the next 13 weeks before being released on solo patrol.

Probationary troopers assigned to the Indiana State Police Peru Post:

Probationary Trooper Dukengston Lavache

Probationary Trooper Dukengston Lavache is a native of Porta-au-Prince, Haiti. He is a 2002 graduate of Lycee Anacaona High School in Haiti. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a specialist in the Indiana National Guard. He has worked as an interpreter for the United Nations, in Haiti, as he speaks multiple languages. He will patrol primarily in Wabash County where he lives with his wife and two children.

Probationary Trooper Derek Rine

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.

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