New Palestine introduces 2 new police officers

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NEW PALESTINE — Two new police officers are on the job in New Palestine.

Shawn Brady and Douglas Whitaker started work earlier this month. Whitaker has been hired to be the new full-time school resource officer att New Palestine High School, where he was once a student. His base pay is set at $42,000. He will undergo special training and likely won’t start his school assignment until next fall.

Brady is a veteran officer is expected to be done with his local training in a few weeks before starting on the night shift in February. Because of his experience, his base pay is set at $46,500.  

Both officers have already put in several hours of training and have completed their road school work where they received certification.