ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Over 200 new troopers are graduating from the State Police Academy Tuesday.
Today Governor Cuomo congratulated 226 new members of the State Police at the 202nd session graduation ceremony from the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy in Albany. The new State Troopers will report for duty beginning February 12 to posts throughout the state.
“Today’s graduating class of Troopers is continuing the accomplished tradition of the New York State Police. I commend each of these men and women for their commitment to protecting our communities – they are a perfect example of what it means to dedicate yourself to serving others, and I wish them well as they work to keep our State safe for all New Yorkers,” said Governor Cuomo.
For the following 10 weeks, the new troopers will be evaluated under a field-training program supervised by senior Field Training Officers.
The graduation ceremony was held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Hall where the new Troopers marched into the convention center in a procession lead by the New York State Police Pipe and Drum band.
The National Anthem was performed by Trooper Robert Burke. The ceremony included a video presentation of the training received by all members of the 202nd Basic School Session.