Two of the newest servants to keep you safe: Deputies Ryan Elcock and Austin Wells

Deputies Ryan Elcock (left) and Austin Wells. (Click photo to enlarge)

Press release and photo from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office

The two newest members of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office patrol division graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy June 16, 2017. Deputy Ryan Elcock and Deputy Austin Wells successfully completed the 15-week course of instruction at the state’s law enforcement academy in Plainfield.

During their training they received instruction in criminal and traffic law, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operations, first aid, criminal investigations, evidence collection, and many other facets of law enforcement.

The two deputies now begin the next phase of instruction as they move through the field training officer program. The FTO program, which will last three months, will focus on the standard operating procedures of the sheriff’s office and well as learning the day-to-day duties and assignments of the patrol division.

Both deputies were recognized by the academy staff for high achievement; Deputy Elcock completed the session ranked No. 1 in academics with a GPA of 98%, and No. 2 in firearms. Deputy Wells was ranked No. 4 in firearms and graduated with a GPA of 94.9%. There were 126 police officers from across the state of Indiana in the 211th session of the academy.

“We are extremely pleased with the success of these two men as they represented our department,” Sheriff John Boyd said. “The standards at the academy are very rigorous and for Ryan and Austin to maintain such high scores in such a competitive environment speaks very well of their drive and dedication. LaPorte County is certainly blessed to have these fine police officers added to the ranks of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.”

Deputy Elcock had previously served as a shift sergeant in the jail division of the department before being promoted to patrol deputy. He is a 2006 graduate of LaCrosse High School (where he was class valedictorian) and graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Indiana University. Ryan is the son of Keith and Ruth Elcock.

Deputy Wells is a 2013 graduate of LaPorte High School. He was named an Evans Scholar and graduated in 2016 from Purdue University with a degree in Law and Society. Austin is the son of Tom and Laura Wells.

One Response to “Two of the newest servants to keep you safe: Deputies Ryan Elcock and Austin Wells”

  1. Laura Francesconi

    Jun 22. 2017

    Incredible accomplishments of both men! We are honored to have them serve in our community!

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