September 5, 2008
Two university police officers recently graduated from the 173rd basic training course at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy on Aug. 22.
Indiana officers receive 600 hours of training during their 15 weeks at the academy, studying topics that include firearms, defensive tactics, identity theft, computer fraud, human trafficking, criminal and traffic law, emergency vehicle operations, and human behavior, as well as other police-related issues.
Officer Eric Reffitt graduated from Ball State in 2007 with a degree in criminal justice and criminology.
Officer David Huff is a United States Air Force veteran. He was also elected president of the 100 officer graduating class, and gave a speech about "Officer Code of Ethics" to the audience at the graduation ceremony.
"We are extremely proud of David and Eric's successful completion of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, and we look forward to them rejoining the department today and completing their training." said Gene Burton, Ball State's director of public safety.
Both officers will now begin working under the supervision of Ball State field training officers to complete a 14-week program at the Ball State Police Department.
By Alyssa Brumback