LSP Cadet Training
The Louisiana State Police Training Academy maintains a training program to train our future Troopers to have self-discipline, technical competence, empathy, physical well-being, and emotional intelligence. As a result, each Cadet develops unique skills and leadership appropriate to their community and follows the Louisiana State Police Core Values, the goal of a holistic development of each Cadet's full potential.
The cadet-training program is rigorous and comprehensive. We challenge every Cadet physically, academically, and spiritually to strengthen the whole person and transform into their best self. The intense training results in mastery by each Cadet of the basic skills, knowledge, attributes, and character required of a Louisiana State Police Trooper.
In the Louisiana State Police, every trooper is a leader. Therefore, each Cadet receives an opportunity to learn, practice, and refine their leadership traits in support of their team. Initiative, moral courage, concern for others, and ethical decision-making are among the characteristics we expect each Cadet to learn and internalize.
From the first day of the training academy, display and practice of the State Police core values define a Louisiana State Trooper's character. Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage guide every aspect of a cadet's life and serve as the anchor of their character for the entirety of their State Police career.
The cadet-training program produces a technically competent, physically strong, and morally straight State Trooper fully prepared to transition to complete Field Training Officer (FTO) and best serve the citizens of Louisiana. Our newest Troopers are our legacy in a growing, learning, and progressing law enforcement agency.