Friday, March 23, Louisiana State Police announced the graduation of its 97th Cadet Class. A total of 35 people graduated from the Louisiana State Police Training Academy in Baton Rouge. On November 5, 2017, 49 Cadets from across the state began their 20-week journey through the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. Throughout the academy, Cadets received training in various subjects including crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection, traffic incident management, and leadership in addition to a rigorous physical training regimen. Surrounded by family, friends, and fellow Troopers, 35 of those Cadets reached their goal this morning of receiving the gold boot badge of the Louisiana State Police. These new troopers now will be assigned to troops across the state, where they will undergo a 10 to 14 week field training program under the supervision of a senior trooper.