- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are welcoming dozens of new troopers to its ranks.

The agency Thursday held graduation ceremonies for 57 new troopers in its most recent cadet class.

The troopers will be stationed throughout the state.

Their training isn’t complete, though. Each will be paired with a veteran for 12 to 14 weeks of additional training on patrol.

This is the third cadet class to graduate since May 2014.

Sgt. Nick Manale said state police have been holding more cadet classes in the past few years to get more uniforms on the street.

The Louisiana State Police Commission is currently accepting applications.

For more information on cadet testing, visit the Louisiana State Police Commission website at https://laspc.dps.louisiana.gov/laspc.nsf.


This story has been corrected to show additional training is weeks instead of months

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