Louisiana State Troopers sworn in

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE –  Governor Bobby Jindal recently administered the oath of office to 46 newly badged Louisiana State Troopers in the Senate chamber of the Louisiana State Capitol.

“I am extremely honored to present our newest graduating class of Louisiana State Troopers,” said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent. “The badge they will receive is not a given right but a privilege earned and granted to them by the citizens of Louisiana.

"These men and women will be sent out across our state to protect life and serve their communities as uniform patrol troopers. They will be held to the highest standards of honor, integrity, respect and service to continue the proud tradition of the Louisiana State Police.”

Sixty-one cadets from across the state began the rigorous Training Academy on Jan. 12 of this year. Cadets trained in areas such as crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, DWI detection, traffic incident management, and leadership.

Forty-six of those cadets graduated to become troopers and take their official oath of office as they begin their careers of dedication, protection and service to the citizens of Louisiana.

Funding for the LSP Training Class was provided in HB1 through the Office of Debt Recovery at the Department of Revenue.