BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More than a dozen men and women are now members of the Louisiana State Police force.
A graduation ceremony was held Wednesday, April 5 in honor of the 95th cadet class of the Louisiana State Police Academy. "It's great. It's been a long 22 weeks," said LSP graduate, Charles Shorter.
After those long, intense weeks of physical, legal, and law enforcement training, 46 cadets transitioned became LSP troopers. "I owe it to my community to serve them to the best of my ability. What better than to join the Louisiana State Police and be a part of this professional agency and help out my community," said Shorter.
Since 1922, Louisiana troopers have not only policed the state's highways, but they have also conducted investigations and monitored casinos, among other jobs. Interim Superintendent of LSP, Kevin Reeves, says these new graduates are good additions to the force.
"They're incredibly fabulous young men and women. Highly talented and very determined and motivated and we're excited to have them among our ranks," he said.
According to LSP, the cadets will now complete a supervised 10-week training program.