Three new officers gain ISUPD badges
On Tuesday, he realized his dream when he was sworn in as one of three new police officers with Indiana State University’s Public Safety office. The event took place in the Magna Carta Room of Federal Hall, with Federal Magistrate Craig McKee conducting the ceremony.
Diallo was sworn in, along with Samuel Might and Aaron Sloan. Diallo and Might are both recent graduates of Indiana State, while Sloan is a Purdue University graduate who previously worked for Tippecanoe County Community Corrections.
After the ceremony, Diallo commented, “I feel that I’ve done something I always wanted to do — be a police officer and help other people. That has been my dream ever since I was a kid. I feel very privileged; it is a great honor.” He graduated from ISU in December and served as a student community service officer for the ISU police department.
There were more than 100 applicants for the three positions. Might, Sloan and Diallo went through a series of tests and interviews “and these three turned out to be the best fit for the department,” said Joe Newport, ISU police chief. “We’re thrilled to have three new officers of their caliber.”
Serving with a campus police agency involves not only traditional police functions, but also a teaching component, Newport said.
Newport also thanked the ISU administration and Diann McKee, vice president for business affairs and finance, for their support of the department and allowing the hiring of three officers. The police department lost a position a few years ago because of budget cuts, and that position was restored. Also, the department has been able to replace a recent retiree, and it was able to add an additional position.
“There clearly is a lot of support from the administration of ISU to make sure we have a good product in law enforcement,” Newport said.
The three new officers will now begin their training and attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in July.