Probationary Trooper Dakota Anderson

Peru – Recently, 37 probationary troopers from the 79th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy graduated. One of those officers, Dakota Anderson, is assigned to the Indiana State Police Peru Post and has started three months of field training with veteran officers.

Anderson graduated from the 79th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on December 19, 2019. During his 25 weeks of training, Anderson 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. Anderson is now assigned to train with veteran troopers for the next 13 weeks before being released on solo patrol.

Anderson is a 2013 graduate of Tri-Central High School in Tipton County. He and his wife currently reside in Howard County

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