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130th Recruit Class is Ready to Patrol

The members of the Florida Highway Patrol’s 130th Recruit Class graduated on May 20th, putting 65 new Troopers on the road.   The 130th endured extensive and grueling training during a 28-week curriculum which included long days and numerous weekend classes.  The recruits were trained in the areas of firearms, vehicle operations, defensive tactics, first aid, and other law enforcement-related topics such as communications, criminal investigations, traffic stops and crash investigations.

During their time at the academy, the recruits have learned life lessons of integrity, ethics, honor, commitment, and sacrifice. The members of the 130th Recruit Class assisted at Pyramid Inc., an organization dedicated to helping those with developmental disabilities, and donated blood on multiple occasions.

Each new trooper learned how to be the kind of public servant that the residents and visitors of Florida deserve. They have received their first assignments indicating where they will report for duty and where they will complete their 10 additional weeks of field training before being released to solo patrol.

The members of the 130th are proud of their accomplishment and ready to embark on their new career.

Congratulations to the members of the 130th Recruit Class!