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State Police prepares for new Cadet Class

9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago August 09, 2016 Aug 9, 2016 Tuesday, August 09 2016 August 09, 2016 1:10 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – On Nov. 6, a new group of State Police Cadets will begin their training process to being a Louisiana State Trooper.

Candidates for the Cadet Class #95 are currently in the final stages of the hiring process. During the 22-week long training process at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy, cadets will be trained in crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection, traffic incident management and leadership skills.

The newly graduated Troopers will participate in a 10-14 week long field training program before they begin their time serving the state.

"I couldn't be any prouder of these fine Louisianans who have chosen to continue their deep commitment to protect and serve the public by embarking on the next step in their law enforcement career," Governor John Bel Edwards said.

"The LSP Training Academy is a top notch institution and I am certain that the 95th Cadet Class will be trained and readied by the finest curriculum and staff this nation has to offer. I look forward to their graduation and deeply appreciate the sacrifice they will continue to make every day to keep our communities safe," Edwards said.

Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent, said that he is proud of the new Cadet Class.

"We commend these men and women who have chosen to endure tremendous challenges and personal sacrifices throughout their time in the LSP Training Academy so that they may earn the privilege to wear the LSP badge," Edmonson said.

"The path to graduation will not be an easy one; however, the reward is the opportunity to contribute to the safety and security of Louisiana's citizens," Edmonson said.

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