BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Cadet Class 100 starts their journey at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy on Monday, December 6.

64 cadets made up of men and women are going to go through 23 weeks of training.

According to the Louisiana State Police, “To succeed in their career as a Louisiana State Trooper, cadets must first learn personal discipline, attention to detail, leadership, teamwork skills, and inner strength.”

So what will cadets learn during training?

  • Firearm proficiency
  • Tactical driving
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Advanced crash investigation
  • Lawful use of force
  • Implicit bias recognition
  • Impaired driving detection
  • Effective communication and leadership skills to exemplify the LSP Core Values

The cadets that make it through the 23 weeks of training will then take part in a 10 to 16-week field training program.

“The field-training program places new Troopers under the direction of highly trained, experienced Troopers who will coach them to apply lessons learned in the academy to real time patrol duties,” according to the Louisiana State Police.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, LSP is providing details about the hiring process below:

  • Applications can be downloaded at and submitted electronically to the Louisiana State Police Commission. New applicants joining the hiring process will continue advancing through the hiring steps preparing for future LSP cadet classes including an anticipated accelerated academy for current POST certified applicants.
  • Please visit for more information on the hiring process, qualifications, physical fitness standards, and frequently asked questions. For additional questions and information, please contact LSP Recruiters at or by visiting
  • For those applicants not meeting LSP minimum qualifications at this time, immediate positions are available within the Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police through the Louisiana State Civil Service System.