New York State Police Academy Graduation, 214th Session

New York State Police Academy Graduation 214th Session pic

The New York State Police Department welcomed 228 new troopers to its ranks.

The Basic School of the New York State Police Academy held a graduation ceremony for the new troopers at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany on Wednesday, May 14.

Trooper Jack Merritt, a graduate of SUNY Oneonta, was recognized as the class student representative for this session. He was awarded a firearm from the Troopers’ Police Benevolent Association. He served in the United States Marine Corps before attending the academy and will be assigned to Troop F, stationed out of Middletown.

The new troopers will report to their respective troops beginning on Friday, May 17, for 10 weeks of field training, which will be supervised by senior field training officers.

There are now 4,977 sworn members of New York State Police.

This is the 214th session graduation from the school.Line