New sheriff’s deputy graduates from academy

A new Bartholomew County sheriff’s deputy has graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and now begins 14 weeks of on-the-job training with a sheriff’s department field trainer.

Ryland Fluhr, a 2014 graduate of Indiana State University, spent 16 weeks undergoing law enforcement training in Plainfield. He received more than 600 hours of training in criminal and traffic law, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, EMS awareness and human behavior.

New deputies also are required to study other law enforcement-related subjects, such as accident investigation, criminal investigation, domestic violence and sexual assault, water rescue training, standardized field sobriety tests, crime prevention and drugs and narcotics.