Evansville - This morning, January 2, Troopers Brent Gramig and Brad Mull reported to the Evansville District to begin their new careers as Indiana State Troopers. Troopers Gramig and Mull were among 48 graduates of the 72nd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy, which graduated December 21, 2012.
During the academy, recruits received approximately 930 hours of structured law enforcement training which included 80 hours of criminal law, 80 hours of vehicle operations training, and 47 hours of traffic law. They also developed skills in criminal investigation along with 47 hours of vehicle crash investigation and training related to impaired driver detection as well as numerous other law enforcement related subjects.
Trooper Brent Gramig, 36, is a native of Louisville, KY, and a 1994 graduate of DeSales High School in Louisville. Gramig attended Morehead State University and received a B.A. Degree in Sociology. He later attended Murray State University where he received a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Gramig has ten years of law enforcement experience with the Kentucky State Police and Henderson County Sheriff’s Department. Gramig and his wife, Kelly Jo, reside in Evansville.
Trooper Brad Mull, 26, is a native of Lafayette, IN, and a 2005 graduate of McCutcheon High School. He later attended University of Southern Indiana where he received Bachelor of Science Degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology. Mull resides in Evansville.
Both troopers start their 14 weeks of field training with experienced troopers today. 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.