Man graduates from state police academy

A Jackson County man and 32 others graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy during a ceremony Thursday night at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.

Justin T. Smith of Seymour has been assigned to the Sellersburg Post.

Gov. Eric Holcomb gave the commencement address for the graduates of the academy’s 77th class.

The graduation marked the culmination of 24 weeks of intense training that exceeded 1,000 hours. 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.