4 local natives sworn in as Michigan City Police officers

 

MCPD press release and photo

On June 7, four officers were sworn in at the Michigan City Police Department. The four men, considered probationary officers at this point, underwent an extensive hiring process that began with more than 30 potential candidates. They will receive 6 weeks of in-house training with the Division of Professional Standards, then begin the Field Training Officer Program, in which they’ll work within the community with their respective training officers. When spaces become available, they’ll attend the 15-week Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Course.

The hiring of these new officers brings the total number of MCPD law enforcement personnel to 76.

Sworn in June 7:

— Officer Douglas Abraham, 24, went to Valparaiso High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Northwest. He is engaged and has a 4-year-old son. He enjoys playing softball, hiking, and spending time with his family. Abraham is eager to interact with the community and make a positive impact on the city.  

— Officer Kane Fletcher, 32, is a La Porte County native and graduated from La Porte High School. He and his wife, Nicole, have two dogs, Larry and Phoenix. Fletcher enjoys being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, camping, and working on cars. He believes in leading by example and is looking forward to establishing good relationships between law enforcement and the community.

— Officer Maximiliano Hernandez, 26, is also a La Porte County native and graduated from New Prairie High School in 2012. He and his wife, Ashley, have two young boys. Hernandez enjoys spending time with his family and reading. One of his favorite books is “Ordinary Men” by Christopher R. Browning. He looks forward to contributing to his community in a respectful manner.  

— Officer Brock Moore, 28, is a 2011 graduate of Michigan City High School and returns to Michigan City after serving as an officer in Winfield, Ind. He has a 9-month-old daughter and enjoys spending time with his family. Moore has 6 years of previous law enforcement experience and is looking forward to serving the community in which he grew up.  

On behalf of the Michigan City Police Department, Chief Dion Campbell welcomes these young officers to the MCPD family. 

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