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Media Advisory: Tennessee Highway Patrol Welcomes New Trooper Cadet Class

Friday, March 01, 2013 | 10:35am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol will formally welcome Trooper Cadet Class 713 on Monday morning at the department’s training center. The new trooper class, which is made up of 64 cadets, is set to begin five months of intense training, with graduation scheduled for July. The new cadets will spend the next 18 weeks participating in classroom exercises and physical training, with graduates advancing to a maximum of 12 weeks of field training. The class will receive more than 920 hours of classroom training, divided into 12 major categories including criminal and constitutional law, patrol procedures, professional ethical conduct, and firearms.

Trooper Cadet Class 713 consists of 29 individuals with prior military experience and 30 former public servants, including those with careers in law enforcement, dispatch communications, and corrections. The new class is also comprised of six minorities and six women. The average age of the class is 31.   

MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Commissioner Bill Gibbons, Deputy Commissioner Larry Godwin, THP Colonel Tracy Trott and Command Staff will welcome the new cadets at 8 a.m., Monday, March 4, 2013 during a brief ceremony at the THP Training Center. The media are welcome to attend this ceremony.

WHO:   
Tennessee Highway Patrol

WHAT:  
Formal Opening of Cadet Class 713

WHEN: 
Monday, March 1, 2013, 8:00 a.m.

WHERE:  
Department of Safety and Homeland Security Training Center 
283 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, Tennessee

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