(LaPorte County, IN) - This week, three new Probationary Officers were sworn in at the Michigan City Police Department.
22-year-old Officer Anthony Brown is from Knox. 24-year-old Officer Jackson Laudeman is a South Bend Riley grad and former U.S. Marine. 21-year-old Noah Smith is from LaPorte County and graduated from New Prairie.
The new hires were selected from over 25 potential candidates. They will go through six weeks of in-house training, followed by field training and fifteen weeks at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. This brings the total number of sworn law enforcement personnel in Michigan City to 76.
Not to be outdone, four new police officers in LaPorte were sworn in Thursday.
Alexander Mendoza, Peter Pienta, Dalton Pflughaupt, and Patrick Quail are the newest Patrol Officers for the LaPorte City Police Department.
Anthony Ring was also sworn in as a Reserve Officer. Ring is currently an EMT for the LaPorte Fire Department.