Louisiana State Police get 46 new troopers

LSP Graduates April 2017

Louisiana has 46 new state troopers.  Louisiana State Police held a graduation ceremony Wednesday for its latest cadet class, the 95th in their history.  Graduating troopers got gold boot badges at a ceremony in Baton Rouge.  The new troopers will participate in a 10-week field training program under the supervision of a senior trooper and then will be deployed around the state.  The troopers have been in training for 22 weeks since November. Sixty-four potential candidates started the training, and 46 finished it.  Training areas include physical fitness, crash investigation techniques, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection and traffic incident management.