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March 30, 2014

LPD makes new hire

Hall to start on patrol this fall

The Logansport Police Department is continuing its efforts to get up to full staff through the recent hiring of a probationary patrolman.

Bryce Hall, 24, was recently approved to join the force by the Logansport Board of Public Works and Safety.

The Bunker Hill native attended Maconaquah High School, Indiana University and Indiana University Kokomo, where he studied criminal justice. He was formerly a reserve officer with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and is a certified emergency medical technician. He begins his training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy at the end of this month.

Mike Morphet, assistant chief with the LPD, read a letter from Logansport Police Chief Mike Clark recommending the hiring of Hall at a Logansport Board of Public Works and safety meeting earlier this week. The board approved the hire unanimously.

“It feels great,” Hall said after the meeting. “It’s a huge accomplishment.”

Hall added becoming a police officer marks a goal he’s had for a while.

“I’ve always wanted to be one since I was little,” Hall said, adding that he enjoyed attending ride-alongs with law enforcement officers while in high school.

Morphet said Hall will spend 15 weeks at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and 16 weeks in field training before he’ll be out on patrol in Logansport this fall.

There are still a few openings at the department, Morphet added, and a new hiring process will begin again next month. Those interested in applying are encouraged to visit the department’s records division on the second floor of the Logansport City Building, 601 E. Broadway.

Reach Mitchell Kirk at mitchell.kirk@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5130

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