Nearly a Dozen New State Police Troopers Head to Bossier
It was a big morning at the BREC Independence Park Theater and Cultural Center in Baton Rouge, as Louisiana State Police welcomed 57 new troopers into its ranks.
State Police Superintendent Mike Edmonson was joined by Governor Jindal at this morning's graduation ceremony. The new troopers began their training on August 30, learning about subjects like crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection and leadership.
Today, the new recruits received their gold boot badges, and will deploy across the state, where they'll participate in a 12- to 14-week field training program while being supervised by a senior trooper. Eleven of the 57 new troopers have been assigned to Troop G in Bossier City.
"These remarkable men and women have made a decision to embark on a lifetime of public service knowing the extraordinary risks with their chosen profession," said Colonel Edmonson. "The badge they wear is a testament to the hard work, personal sacrifices, and dedication they have put forth towards becoming Louisiana State Troopers. Nonetheless, the privilege of wearing the LSP gold badge must be continually earned as they will be held to the highest standards of honor, integrity, respect, and service as they continue the proud tradition of the Louisiana State Police."
The following is a list of graduates and their Troop assignments:
Troop A - Baton Rouge
Troop B - New Orleans
Santiago St. Clair
Troop C - Houma/Gray
Troop D - Lake Charles
Troop E - Alexandria
Troop F - Monroe
Troop G - Shreveport
Marc S. Taylor II
Troop I - Lafayette
Troop L - Mandeville