LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)– 51 cadets from the across the state graduated on January 31 from the Louisiana State Police Training Academy to become troopers.
The 23-week journey included training in crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection, traffic incident management, and leadership in addition to a rigorous physical training regimen.
Seven of those 51 troopers will be in Acadiana, as they join Louisiana State Police Troop I.
The new troopers will participate in a 10-14 week field training program while supervised by a veteran Louisiana State Trooper.
For more information on the process of becoming a Louisiana State Trooper, you can head to the Louisiana State Police recruiting page at http://lsp.org/recruit.html, or contact your local LSP Public Information Officer at http://lsp.org/public.html.
The Louisiana State Police Commission is currently accepting applications. For more information on cadet testing, visit the Louisiana State Police Commission website at http://laspc.dps.louisiana.gov/laspc.nsf.