Photo/Story Gallery 2006

Boone High School’s Annual FHP Academy Tour

Students are in marching formation when they arrive.Recently, students from William R. Boone High School in Orlando came to take their annual tour of the Florida Highway Patrol Training Academy. This year the location has changed and their third tour, became their first visit to the new training academy located at the Pat Thomas facility in Midway.

Students are put in marching formation when they arrive.

Lieutenant Robert Ifft along with Sergeant Bob Boucher, Sergeant Ken Ellis, and Trooper Todd Carter welcomed the students to the Academy. After touring the FHP museum and watching a video about FHP Recruit Training, the students had a question and answer session with Chief Silvester Dawson, Director of the FHP Academy. The students then were taken to the driving and firearms ranges before heading home.

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The students marching to the FHP museum.
The students are marched to the FHP museum.

Students are in formation outside the museum.
In formation outside the museum.

Students being shown how to line up in formation just as the new recruits are shown on their first day at the academy.when they arrive.
Students are shown how to line up in formation just as the new recruits are shown on their first day at the academy.

Sergeant Ken Ellis telling the students about the FHP museum.
Sergeant Ken Ellis tells the students about the FHP museum.

Students experiencing the dreaded push-ups.when they arrive.
Experiencing the dreaded push-ups.

Students watching a video of academy training.
Watching a video of academy training.

Students looking at a model of the old FHP Academy in Tallahassee.
Students look at a model of the old FHP Academy in Tallahassee.

Chief Silvester Dawson speaking to the students.
Chief Silvester Dawson speaks to the students.

Chief Dawson answering questions.
Chief Dawson answers questions.

Students arriving at the driving range.
Arriving at the driving range.

Students marching back to the bus.
Marching back to the bus.

FHP recruits watch as the students head home.
FHP recruits watch as the students head home.