Florida Highway Patrol graduates 54 new troopers

FHP May 2019 graduation


As the summer travel season approaches, there are more than four dozen new pairs of eyes making sure you are not speeding on Florida roadways. The Florida Highway Patrol graduated 54 new troopers Friday, as part of its 141st class. The graduation ceremony was held in Tallahassee, but the new officers are joining troops from the Panhandle to the Florida Keys. The cadets trained for 29 weeks to earn their badges. Governor Ron DeSantis congratulated the graduating class, reminding them that they will likely face stressful situations in the coming years. “It’s been a busy couple of years for the state of Florida, with the things we have had to contend with," said DeSantis. "You very well may be called into action after a hurricane or after some type of emergency situation.” Statewide, there are more than 1,700 sworn FHP officers, which is now in its 80th year of existence.