Evansville – This morning, Trooper Dustan Rubenacker, Trooper Corey Risley and Trooper Brock Buchanan reported to the Evansville District to begin their new careers as Indiana State Troopers. They were among 42 graduates of the 74th Indiana State Police Academy, which graduated December 23.
Their recent graduation was the culmination of 23 weeks of intense training totaling over 900 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.
Trooper Dustan Rubenacker, 23, is a native of Mt. Vernon and a 2010 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. He later attended University of Southern Indiana where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. Rubenacker will primarily patrol Vanderburgh County. He currently resides in Mt. Vernon.
Trooper Corey Risley, 23, is a native of Terre Haute and a 2010 graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High. He attended college at Indiana State University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology. Risley will primarily patrol Pike County. He currently resides in Petersburg.
Trooper Brock Buchanan, 27, is a native of Vincennes and a 2006 graduate of Lincoln High School. He served in the United States Army from 2008 to 2013. Buchanan and his wife, Kaylee, have one child and they reside in Bruceville. He will primarily patrol Pike County.
All three new troopers start their 14 weeks of field training today with experienced troopers. The program allows them to put the skills and knowledge they gained in the academy to work in the field. Upon successful completion of the field training program, they will receive their own patrol car and begin solo patrol responsibilities.