State police announce commencement of Cadet Class 102

Baton Rouge – Recently, a select group of men and women reported to the Louisiana State Police Training Academy for the commencement of Cadet Class 102. To succeed in their career as a Louisiana State Trooper, cadets will learn personal discipline, attention to detail, leadership, teamwork skills, and inner strength.

For their 24 weeks of training, these 48 cadets will receive instruction in numerous areas including firearm proficiency, tactical driving, de-escalation techniques, advanced crash investigation, lawful use of force, implicit bias recognition, impaired driving detection, and effective communication and leadership skills to exemplify the LSP Core Values. Upon successful completion of the LSP Training Academy, the newly graduated Troopers will participate in a 10- to 16-week field training program before beginning their careers of dedication, protection and service to the citizens of Louisiana. The field-training program places new Troopers under the direction of highly trained, experienced Troopers who will coach them to apply lessons learned in the academy to real time patrol duties.

To learn more about how to become a Louisiana State Trooper, go to where information on the recruiting and training process is available. There is also information on LSP’s benefits, qualifications and most frequently asked questions. For those applicants seeking immediate employment opportunities, positions are available within the Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police through the Louisiana State Civil Service System. For more information on the DPS Police please visit and

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