46 men and women will graduate this morning from the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. They are LSP’s 95th Cadet Class. Sgt. Jared Sandifer says they lost about 20 cadets during training, but the ones who made it through the vigorous 22-week training program are the state’s best and the brightest.

“Which is a good bit of cadets to lose but the ones that are still there, they’re ready, they’re the ones that were able to pass everything and are ready to move on to the next level.”

During the ceremony, cadets will receive their golden Louisiana badge, but their training isn’t over just yet. Sandifer says they will team up with a senior trooper to learn more about profession.

“They’re going to train them on the ways, teach them how the troop operates, how State Police operates, teach them further accident investigation of DWI arrest, things like that.”

Sandifer says the 46 new troopers will be spread out across the state.

“They’re spread out from as far south as New Orleans to Houma. They’re going to go all the way up to Troop F and Troop G in Shreveport and Monroe. They’re going to be all over.”