- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana has 46 new state troopers.

The Louisiana State Police announced the graduation Wednesday of its latest cadet class, the 95th in history. Graduating troopers got the gold boot badge at a ceremony held in Baton Rouge.

The new troopers will next participate in a 10-week field training program under the supervision of a senior trooper and 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, according to the state police, include physical fitness, crash investigation techniques, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection and traffic incident management.

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