Wisconsin State Patrol welcomes 41 new troopers

Wisconsin graduation April 2017

After more than six months of intense training, 41 Wisconsin State Patrol officers were sworn in Friday at a graduation ceremony in La Crosse.  Joshua Helmer of Fond du Lac was among the officers and will serve as a trooper in the Northeast Region and Fond du Lac County.  The new officers began their training as cadets in the 62nd Recruit Class at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy on Oct. 2, 2016.  Their comprehensive training has prepared them for law enforcement careers as either State Patrol troopers or inspectors in the state.  Troopers patrol highways to enforce traffic safety and criminal laws while inspectors focus primarily on enforcement of motor carrier safety laws and regulations.  “Throughout their rigorous training, our newest officers displayed the mental, physical, and emotional strength needed for the State Patrol’s traffic and public safety missions,” said Capt. Paul Matl, commander of the State Patrol Academy, in a recent press release.  “They successfully completed training in an array of subjects including traffic and criminal law, firearms marksmanship, emergency vehicle operations, crisis management and traffic crash investigations.  They will continue their training and education throughout their careers.”

4/11/17

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