The Illinois State Police is recognizing its 95th Anniversary and celebrating two upcoming cadet classes. Governor Bruce Rauner is declaring April first as Illinois State Police Day in honor of the landmark occasion. He is thanking Troopers for their service and sacrifices. "I personally believe we have the finest state police force anywhere of any state in the nation. Incredibly well trained. Dedicated to their principals of integrity, service and pride." As the agency marks it's birthday, State Police Director Leo Schmitz says he's pleased that over the next two years they will be able to hold two cadet classes and put about 170 new troopers out on the roads" Our agency is looking forward to these classes. Which we will train further troopers to become part of the Illinois State Police legacy to providing exceptional service to the citizens of the state of Illinois." The State Police was created in 1922 and now has more than 25-hundred sworn personnel and civilians.