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FHP Graduates 39 New Troopers
The Florida Highway Patrol now has 39 new state troopers to join its ranks as the 120th Basic Recruit Class graduated from the FHP’s Law Enforcement Training Academy on May 19. The graduation ceremony marks the conclusion of an intensive 27-week training period that prepares them for a career as a Florida State Trooper and instills the FHP’s core values of courtesy, service and protection.
During her remarks, Julie Jones, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, congratulated the graduates for their incredible accomplishment. Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Cabinet Affairs for Gov. Rick Scott, Doug Darling (pictured right), was the key note speaker at the ceremony. Col. Brierton commended the class for assuming the responsibility of safeguarding motorists on Florida’s highways and welcomed them to the patrol.
COL Brierton swears in the new troopers.–>
During the commencement ceremony, the FHP honored Recruit James Mulhern with the Executive Director’s award for achieving the highest grade point average at the Academy. The Patrol also presented the Director’s award, honoring the recruit demonstrating extraordinary courtesy and dedication during the training, to Recruit Javiel Gonzalez.
Florida’s newest state troopers from the 120th class will report for duty by June 3, 2011.