State Police Announce the Commencement of Cadet Class 103

Published: 09-24-2023 | Category: Statewide

Baton Rouge –  This afternoon, 33 men and women arrived at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy in Baton Rouge. Today will be the first day of 24 weeks of training before they each earn the right to call themselves Louisiana State Troopers.  Each cadet will bring their individual life experiences that has culminated into the cadet 
class 103.  Class 103 will add to the rich State Police history that dates back to 1922 with the establishment of the Louisiana Highway Commission consisting of 16 motorcycle patrol officers.  In 1936, separate divisions of statewide law enforcement combined to form a modern, well equipped, and well-trained force known today as 
the Louisiana State Police. 

Throughout the next 24 weeks of training, cadets will receive classroom instruction as well as the practical application of lessons learned as they train in numerous areas such as defensive tactics, advanced firearms, emergency vehicle operations, civil unrest, ethics, fair and impartial policing, use of force and also the de-escalation of the use of force, and impaired driving detection to name a few. Additionally, cadets will participate in a community service project, allowing them to engage with those they will serve. Upon completion of the State Police Academy, graduating Troopers will also participate in a 16-week field-training program where they will apply those lessons learned in the academy while receiving instruction from some of our most highly trained Troopers across the State of Louisiana. 

Louisiana State Police remains dedicated to recruiting the best men and women from across the state and nation. To learn more about how you can become a Louisiana State Trooper, go to Recruitment - Louisiana State Police (, where you can find information on the recruiting and training process. There you can also obtain information on our benefits, qualifications, and most frequently asked questions. For those applicants seeking immediate employment opportunities, positions are available within the Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police through the Louisiana State Civil Service System. For more information on the DPS Police, please visit Find a Job! | State of Louisiana Current Job Opportunities (  Recruiters are available to assist applicants through email at or on Facebook at

Contact Information:
Sergeant Monroe Dillon 
Louisiana State Police
Recruiting/Public Affairs