VIDEO: Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy Graduates New Brevard County Trooper
By Space Coast Daily // May 22, 2017
18 headed for Troop D in Central Florida
ABOVE VIDEO: Sixty-three new state troopers graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy, including one to be assigned to Brevard County, and 18 headed for Troop D in Central Florida.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Last Friday, 63 new state troopers graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy, including one to be assigned to Brevard County, and 18 headed for Troop D in Central Florida.
The graduates join the more than 1,900 troopers who patrol the state’s roads and communities each day to protect and assist Florida residents and visitors.
“These new troopers selflessly chose to take the oath to protect our state and put the safety and well-being of others above all else,” said DHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes.
“I am grateful for their decision to serve, and am confident they will continue FHP’s 78-year legacy of courtesy, service and protection.”
Members of the 135th basic recruit class went through 28 weeks of intense physical and classroom training covering topics such as law, firearms, defensive tactics, vehicle operations, human relations and first aid.
ABOVE VIDEO: Day one of the Academy started for the 135th BRC becoming very acquainted with their Sergeant and being welcomed to their class by the Academy Director.
While at the FHP Training Academy, recruits also participated in several community service activities, including blood drives and volunteering to help those living with developmental disabilities.
“This graduating class represents the future of this agency,” said Colonel Gene Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol.
“I commend them for their dedication and commitment, and I wish them well in their career with the patrol. We are proud of our history, and we are pleased to have new troopers to carry on FHP’s commitment toward a safer Florida.”
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, an ardent supporter of the FHP, delivered the keynote address during the graduation ceremony.
“Thousands of people applied to be a part of the Florida Highway Patrol’s 135th Basic Recruit Class, but just 63 brave men and women made it through to graduation,” said Attorney General Pam Bondi.
“I want to congratulate these new troopers and thank them for their willingness to serve and sacrifice to keep us safe.”
Upon reporting to their duty stations, the new troopers will be placed with a certified Field Training Officer (FTO). Troopers will work in tandem with their FTOs for up to 12 weeks prior to being released to solo duty.
The FHP is now hiring for the 138th basic recruit class starting October 2017, and applicants who graduate from the FHP Training Academy may be able to work where they call home.
CLICK HERE for more information on how to apply for the Florida Highway Patrol training academy. You can also contact FHP’s Recruitment Office at 850-617-2307 or connect with the FHP Training Academy via Facebook or Instagram (@FHP_Recruiting).
ABOVE VIDEO: The FHP is now hiring for the 138th basic recruit class starting October 2017, and applicants who graduate from the FHP Training Academy may be able to work where they call home.
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