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December 17, 2013

Reed completes Conservation Officer training

Earlier this month, Jeffrey Tyler Reed, or Tyler as he is best known to many, accomplished his dream of becoming an Indiana Conservation Officer. Reed started the process of becoming an ICO last year.

Reed, a 2006 graduate of Washington Catholic, will be assigned to District 1 in Elkhart County for at least one year as part of a probationary period.

Prior to being selected for the Conservation Officers Recruit Training School, Reed had several requirements he had to meet. All potential recruits must be a U.S. citizen who are at least 21-years old, pass a physical test that includes swimming, have a valid driver's license, have an associates degree or two years toward a bachelor program from an accredited program and must submit to and satisfy standard psychological testing. Individuals also must be willing to reside in any Indiana county if they are appointed.

Reed and six others from across that state who graduated with him, made up the 33rd recruit class of ICOs.

"The training and resultant graduation of these officers is the culmination of a lot of hard work," said Law Enforcement Division Director Danny East. "We are proud of their accomplishments thus far as they move to their next training phase at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy."

Part of requirements for new officers included five weeks of basic training followed by 12 weeks of on-the-job training with a veteran Conservation Officer. Reed will now take part in a 15-week course at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy before moving to his assignment in Elkhart County.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources employs just 214 Conservation Officers. Part of the duties of ICOs include enforcing state laws and assisting during emergencies and other natural disasters. ICOs also provide outdoor instructional programs such as boater, hunter and snowmobile and trapper education. The DNR also offers specialty response units that include river rescue, underwater search and recovery, and K-9 teams.

Reed is the son of Jeffrey B. and Lori Reed of Washington and the grandson of Max and Vera Linneweber of Washington and Ron and Phyllis Reed of Monroe City.



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