Indiana State Police Master Trooper Troy Boyd recently spoke at the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club weekly dinner meeting about the Indiana State Police Career Camp. Pictured are from left to right Master Trooper Troy Boyd, Kiwanis Corporate Member from Grace Cafe Tracy Patton and Kiwanis Corporate Member from Signature Countertops Chris Garten. Troy has been the Director of the Indiana State Police Career Camp since 1999. He has been an Indiana State Police Trooper for 27 years and has been associated with the Career Camp for 25 years. The Indiana District of Kiwanis have partnered with the Indiana State Police hosting the Career Camp since before he became associated with the camp. Troy attended the Career Camp as a high school student, and was sponsored by Kiwanis.
The Indiana State Police Career Camp provides exposure to high school students who are interested in a career in law enforcement. The Camp is run like the Police Academy, with military discipline and structure. Representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Prosecutor’s Office, Sheriff’s Department, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) provide information about what their organization does. The participants gain an understanding of the career opportunities in many areas of law enforcement.
People attending the Career Camp also visit a SuperMax Prison and a Youth Detention Facility.
Last year the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club sponsored two students to the Indiana State Police Career Camp.
This year the Career Camp will be at Vincennes University from July 10th to July 15th. Attendance is open to students age 14-19, both male and female. Applications can be found on-line at Indiana Troopers Youth Services, Inc. The application deadline is two weeks before the start of the camp. Contact the Scottsburg Kiwanis Club if you’re interested in attending and need a sponsor.
Troy Boyd is also the Scout Master of Boy Scout Troop 234, which meets on Mondays at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church.
The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club thanked Trooper Troy Boyd for his presentation and for his service to our community and the State of Indiana.