From left to right: Sheriff Kenneth A. Murphy, Deputy Jeffrey B. Staat, and Sgt. Gregory M. Mehlbuaer.BROOKVILLE – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department will soon have a new officer on patrol.Deputy Jeffrey B. Staat, Jr. graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Course. Staat graduated from the 202nd Session of the I.L.E.A on Friday July 11th and began his Field Training Program on July 13th.The Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Training Course consists of over 600 hours of training in all areas of Law Enforcement. This training provides students with working knowledge of criminal and traffic laws, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, physical tactics, EMS awareness and human behavior. Deputy Staat also received extensive training in accident investigation, criminal investigation, domestic violence, and sexual assault, as well as other areas of basic law enforcement.Deputy Staat was asked about the most challenging part of the Basic Training Course. He explained getting into the daily para-military routine that the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy operates under proved to be the biggest change.Deputy Staat is currently completing his final step in his training by entering the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Field Training Officer (F.T.O) program. This F.T.O. program consists of three months of on-the-job supervised training. Completion of this program will allow Deputy Staat to execute all law enforcement duties.