We talked to Chris Anderson, 32, a new police officer with the Churubusco Police Department.

Where did you grow up? Where did you go to high school?

I grew up in Syracuse, Indiana, and graduated from Wawasee High School in 2006.

What made you interested in law enforcement?

Law enforcement interested me because of the fast-paced, ever-changing work environment.

Do you have any post-high school education or training? Do you have a degree?

I completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in April 2010. I graduated in May 2010 from Trine University with a bachelor of science in criminal justice.

Have you worked as a police officer anywhere else?

I began my law enforcement career with the Warsaw Police Department in 2009, assigned to the patrol division. In January 2012 I left the Warsaw Police Department for a deputy position at the Kosciusko County Sheriff Department. While employed at the Kosciusko County Sheriff Department I was assigned to the patrol division, detective division and the SWAT team.

When did you join the force in Churubusco?

In June 2018 I left the Kosciusko County Sheriff Department to pursue a career in the private sector, however I quickly realized law enforcement was my true passion. During my time in the private sector, I continued my law enforcement training and education as a volunteer reserve deputy for the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department. I returned to full time law enforcement as a deputy marshal for the Churubusco Police Department in August 2019.

What’s the best part of the job?

The best part of law enforcement is having the opportunity to serve and protect the community. Forming lifetime relationships with other first responders has been a major bonus over the years. In addition I enjoy that every day on the job is something different.

What’s the worst part of the job?

Delivering tragic news to families.

How is Churubusco?

I’m excited to be in Churubusco and look forward to serving and getting to know the community. The town has welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at home!

To suggest a Career Path, contact Lisa Esquivel Long at 260-426-2640, ext. 3311, or llong@kpcmedia.com.

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