Lieutenant Terry Gose, Commander of the Indiana State Police Lowell District, welcomed five new troopers to the Lowell District, Monday.

Five new state troopers reported for duty Monday, December 17, 2018, at the Indiana State Police Post in Lowell.  The troopers are from a class of 54 troopers who just graduated from the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on Thursday, December 13th at the Indiana State Capitol Rotunda. During the 22 weeks of training the recruits received over 1,018 hours of combined classroom instruction as well as hands-on practical and scenario based training exercises. Some subject 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. These troopers will now be assigned to train with veteran troopers for the next 13 weeks before receiving their own patrol cars for solo patrol. The Lowell District consists of Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper, Pulaski, and Starke Counties.

The Multi Agency Academic Cooperative (MAAC) Foundation was recently awarded a $20,000
grant through the NiSource Foundation – the philanthropic arm of NIPSCO’s parent company – in support of expanding the education and training of first responders. In addition to the monetary grant, NIPSCO donated various meters and utility poles to develop a real life emergency training area on the 4.5-acre Emergency Service Training campus. The MAAC is the first comprehensive emergency services training campus in the State of Indiana. The MAAC offers a realistic, hands-on approach to emergency preparedness and response training to firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel on its 4.5-acre campus in Eastern Valparaiso. The MAAC offers educational outreach to high school juniors and seniors through a Fire & Rescue program in partnership with the Porter County Career and Technical Education Center. For more information visit .