BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State Police are welcoming 35 new troopers to its ranks.

The agency announced the graduation of its 97th Cadet Class on Friday.

The cadets began their 20-week training last November in various subjects including crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection, traffic incident management and leadership in addition to a rigorous physical training regimen.

The newly graduated troopers will now deploy across the state where they will participate in a 10-14 week field training program while supervised by a senior trooper.

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