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Noblesville Police Department Accepting Fall 2017 Citizens Police Academy Applications

The Noblesville Police Department is currently accepting applications for the next Citizens Police Academy. The academy is an 11-week course, free of charge, designed to provide community members with an opportunity to become better acquainted with our professional staff and to learn about police procedures. The Academy will familiarize citizens with the operations of the police department. This includes classes on patrol procedures, criminal law, narcotics, search and seizure, tactical operations, investigations, juvenile law, firearms demonstration, emergency vehicle operations, use of force issues and police canine demonstration. Participants will also have the option to ride with a patrol officer and witness the street-activity our officers encounter on a day-to-day basis.

The objective of the Citizens Police Academy is not to create quasi-cops, but to produce informed citizens. The academy is intended to open lines of communication between the community and the police department. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at the police department and how its operations are handled, citizens take away a better understanding of the police role in the community. Additionally, citizens bring a wealth of knowledge about their community and particularly, the problems in their neighborhood. In this way, police are able to learn and better understand the concerns of the citizens.

Eligible candidates must:

1. Be at least 16 years of age
2. Have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions within the last (3) years
3. Pass a background check
4. Reside or be employed in Noblesville

The next academy session (Fall-2017) will begin on Sept. 13 and will conclude on Nov. 22, 2017, with a graduation ceremony. Classes will be held every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Applications are available online at www.cityofnoblesville.org/police or at the Noblesville Police Department. Class size is limited so be sure to apply as soon as possible. For further information please contact Lieutenant Bruce Barnes at (317) 776-6340, ext. 1243 or at bbarnes@noblesville.in.us .

(Graduates from the Spring-2017 Session are pictured from left to right. Front Row: Lt. Bruce Barnes, Sherri Roberts, Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Kyren Winfrey, Chad Hutson, Jackie Booth, Chief Kevin Jowitt. Middle Row: Miranda Cunningham, Lauren Netherton, Barbara Ryberg, David Ryberg, Darin Hutson. Back Row: David Hight, Brad Gien, Tim Nash, Melissa Roberts) Not pictured: Adam Bray

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Noblesville Police Department Accepting Fall 2017 Citizens Police Academy Applications

The Noblesville Police Department is currently accepting applications for the next Citizens Police Academy. The academy is an 11-week course, free of charge, designed to provide community members with an opportunity to become better acquainted with our professional staff and to learn about police procedures. The Academy will familiarize citizens with the operations of the police department. This includes classes on patrol procedures, criminal law, narcotics, search and seizure, tactical operations, investigations, juvenile law, firearms demonstration, emergency vehicle operations, use of force issues and police canine demonstration. Participants will also have the option to ride with a patrol officer and witness the street-activity our officers encounter on a day-to-day basis.

The objective of the Citizens Police Academy is not to create quasi-cops, but to produce informed citizens. The academy is intended to open lines of communication between the community and the police department. By allowing citizens a firsthand look at the police department and how its operations are handled, citizens take away a better understanding of the police role in the community. Additionally, citizens bring a wealth of knowledge about their community and particularly, the problems in their neighborhood. In this way, police are able to learn and better understand the concerns of the citizens.

Eligible candidates must:

1. Be at least 16 years of age
2. Have no felony convictions and no misdemeanor convictions within the last (3) years
3. Pass a background check
4. Reside or be employed in Noblesville

The next academy session (Fall-2017) will begin on Sept. 13 and will conclude on Nov. 22, 2017, with a graduation ceremony. Classes will be held every Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Applications are available online at www.cityofnoblesville.org/police or at the Noblesville Police Department. Class size is limited so be sure to apply as soon as possible. For further information please contact Lieutenant Bruce Barnes at (317) 776-6340, ext. 1243 or at bbarnes@noblesville.in.us .

(Graduates from the Spring-2017 Session are pictured from left to right. Front Row: Lt. Bruce Barnes, Sherri Roberts, Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Kyren Winfrey, Chad Hutson, Jackie Booth, Chief Kevin Jowitt. Middle Row: Miranda Cunningham, Lauren Netherton, Barbara Ryberg, David Ryberg, Darin Hutson. Back Row: David Hight, Brad Gien, Tim Nash, Melissa Roberts) Not pictured: Adam Bray

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Family Rescued From White River in Noblesville After Canoe Capsized

Sunday, April 9, 2017, 10:45 PM

Noblesville, IN – On April 9, 2017, at approximately 5:20 p.m., police officers from the Noblesville Police Department responded to a complaint of an overturned canoe in the White River. The incident occurred just north of the Field Drive bridge (Noblesville).

Officers from the Noblesville and Westfield Police Department arrived on the scene a short time later. Sgt. Brad Purvis (Noblesville Police Department) and Officer Josh Harrell (Westfield Police Department) were the first officers on scene. Officers quickly learned that a total of four passengers were aboard the canoe and two had already pulled themselves to safety. Officers located the two remaining individuals still in the water and clinging to a tree branch.

Sgt. Purvis and Officer Harrell entered the water and were able to rescue one of the victims. Sgt. Purvis and Officer Harrell then assisted the last victim by pulling her to a safer position on the tree but were unable to remove her from the water.  Several Noblesville Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene and assisted in the rescue of the final victim. NFD Firefighter Todd Watson entered the water with the officers and was instrumental in the rescue of the last remaining victim.

All four individuals were transported to Riverview hospital and were released a short time later.

Indiana Conservation Officers responded to the scene to investigate.  It was determined that the canoe overturned as a result of it striking a partially submerged tree.  The four occupants then fell from the boat.  They did have four PFD’s with them, however, the two youth PFD’s were not the correct size for the children.

ICO’s then followed up at Riverview hospital and learned that no injuries had been sustained, and the four individuals were treated for mild hypothermia and released.

At the time of the incident, the water temperature was significantly lower than the air temperature.  Indiana Conservation Officers want to remind the public that cold water robs the body of heat 25 times faster than cold air, and initial signs of hypothermia can occur quickly in the water.  It is also extremely important to possess PFD’s that are of the proper size to fit the intended wearer.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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Noblesville Police Department Promoted 4 Officers March 9th

Friday, March 17, 2017, 8:23 AM

On March 9, 2017, the Noblesville Police Department held a ceremony to appoint and promote four (4) officers. The ceremony took place in the council chambers located at City Hall. In attendance for the event were families, friends, members of the community, government officials and officers of the police department. Chief Kevin Jowitt officiated the ceremony.

Chief Jowitt appointed Lieutenant (Lt.) Shannon Trump to the rank of Captain (Capt.). Sergeants (Sgt.) Robert Busalacchi and Jason Thompson were promoted to the rank of lieutenant and Patrolman (Ptlm.) Dennis Coffey was promoted to the rank of sergeant. The appointment became effective on January 30, 2017 and all three promotions became effective on January 2, 2017.

Capt. Trump was hired by NPD on January 7, 2002. Prior to her recent appointment, Capt. Trump served in the Support Division as the operations manager. Capt. Trump will now serve as a deputy chief overseeing the agency’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Lt. Busalacchi was hired by NPD on August 9, 1999. Prior to his recent promotion, Lt. Busalacchi served in the Criminal Investigation Division as a sergeant. Lt. Busalacchi will continue to serve in the Criminal Investigation Division.

Lt. Thompson was hired by NPD on January 3, 2005. Prior to his recent promotion, Lt. Thompson served as a field supervisor in the Patrol Division. Lt. Thompson will continue to serve in the Patrol Division as a shift commander.

Sgt. Coffey was hired by NPD on February 25, 2008. Prior to his promotion, Sgt. Coffey served in the Patrol Division as a patrol officer. Sgt. Coffey will remain in the Patrol Division as a field supervisor.

Advancement to the rank of sergeant and lieutenant are merit promotions within the Noblesville Police Department. Patrol officers and detectives are eligible to apply for the sergeant promotion process while officers currently holding the rank of sergeant are eligible to apply for the lieutenant process. Interested candidates for either process must submit to a formal evaluation process. The process is comprised of a number of components to include a written examination, oral interview, assessment exercises, and a review of past performance. The process is extremely competitive and is administered every two (2) years in order to establish an eligibility list. A one-year probationary period is required of all officers who are promoted.

Appointments to the rank of captain are made by the Chief of Police and those appointees serve at his/her discretion.

SOURCE: Noblesville Police Department

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Noblesville Police Department Swears In Four New Hires

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 10:31 AM

On March 9, 2017, the Noblesville Police Department held a ceremony to officially swear in four (4) of their newest police officers. The ceremony took place in the council chambers located at City Hall. In attendance for the event were families, friends, members of the community, government officials and officers of the police department. Chief Kevin Jowitt officiated the ceremony.

The newly sworn officers are Michael Schmidt, Matthew Foley, Benjamin Lugar and Scott Donlan and all were officially hired on October 17, 2016.

Michael Schmidt – Michael was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1981. He graduated from Snider High School (Ft. Wayne, IN) in 1999. He attended and graduated from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology in 2004. Michael is married and has one (1) child. His hobbies include weight lifting and hiking.

Matthew Foley – Matthew was born in Evansville, Indiana in 1983. He graduated from Castle High School (Newburgh, IN) in 2002. He attended and graduated from Ball State University (Muncie, IN) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 2007. He is single and has one (1) child. Matthew’s hobbies include baseball and Jiu-Jitsu.

Benjamin Lugar – Benjamin was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1993. He graduated from Carmel High School (Carmel, IN) in 2012. Benjamin attended and graduated from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Law and Society in 2016. He is engaged and has no children. Benjamin’s hobbies include hockey, tennis, and archery/target shooting

Scott Donlan – Scott was born in Beech Grove, Indiana in 1991. He graduated from Westfield High School (Westfield, IN) in 2009. Scott attended and graduated from Marian University (Indianapolis, IN) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2013. He is single and has no children. Scott’s hobbies include exercising, biking and tennis.

Shortly after being hired, the officers departed for the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (Plainfield, Indiana) where they spent 15 weeks receiving training in a variety of areas to include criminal and traffic law, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, human behavior, physical tactics and EMS awareness to name just a few. The officers successfully graduated from the law enforcement academy on February 16, 2017.

Since graduating from the law enforcement academy, the officers have received in-service training and will start the 16-week Field Training and Evaluation Program this week. During this next phase of training, the officers will be assigned to several different Field Training Officers (FTO) who will evaluate the performance of the new officers as they learn to apply their training from the academy to the day-to-day functions of being a police officer. After successful completion of the Field Training and Evaluation Program, the officers will then be certified to work by themselves in a solo-capacity role and will be assigned to a shift within the Patrol Division.

When all is said and done, the officers will have accumulated more than thirty-nine (39) weeks or 1,560 hours of training prior to being released to work as a police officer for the City of Noblesville.

SOURCE: Noblesville Police Department

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