Three New JPD Officers To Graduate From Academy; Former Chief To Retire

Grant Goffinet JPD Photo

Greg Brescher
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Dakota Foote JPD Photo

Dakota Foote
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Greg Brescher JPD Photo

Grant Goffinet
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Three new Jasper Police Department Officers will graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy today.

Greg Brescher, Dakota Foote, and Grant Goffinet are completing a 15-week course that consisted of 600 hours of training in a variety of areas.

Criminal and traffic law, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, human behavior and first responder training are some of the major areas of concentration for the course.

Other police related subjects such as accident investigation, crime prevention and evidence collection are included in the officers’ studies before they graduate.

Jasper Police Chief Michael Bennett the academy prepares the new officers for the rigors of the job by incorporating physical, mental and emotional tactics. In addition, it provides an introduction to the fundamentals needed by all officers.

Brescher, Foote and Goffinet will now work with JPD’s certified field training officers for a period of approximately 8 weeks before taking on their full-time duties as Jasper police officers.

As Brescher, Foote and Goffinet prepare to join the local police post, the department is losing a former chief and long-time officer. This week, Doug Tarvin announced his retirement after more than 30 years of service.

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