The Idaho State Police is proud to announce that it will commission fifteen new Troopers during a ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda in Boise on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will include an address by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter, the posting of the colors by the Idaho State Police Honor Guard, and the new Troopers will take an oath of office and receive their campaign cover, or Trooper hat, and badge.
Members of the Idaho State Police Advanced Training Class (ATC) #39 and their hometowns are:
Joshua D. Clark, Class President Boise, ID
William Adams, Jr. Grangeville, ID
Joshua Anderson Rexburg, ID
Constance F. Bederka Rexburg, ID
Michelle Brostmeyer Eagle, ID
Jonathan Cushman Auburn, CA
Paul Gilbert Pocatello, ID
Timothy S. Konzek Moscow, ID
Jason Lalonde Lancaster, CA
Nathan A. Madenford Nampa, ID
Michael Nielson Idaho Falls, ID
Andrew W. Schoonmaker Ammon, ID
Samuel E. Turner Spokane Valley, WA
Scott Wall Laramie, WY
Matthew Wernsing Boise, ID
The Idaho State Police ATC is a 14-week program that ISP recruits must complete after completing the 10-week Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Academy that all police officers in Idaho must complete to be certified in Idaho.
During ATC recruits are trained to assume responsibilities of an Idaho State Trooper which include, but are not limited to:
· Traffic control and enforcement
· Motor vehicle crash investigations
· Criminal investigations
· Report writing
· Crime scene processing and investigation
· Courtroom procedure
· Firearms and defensive weapons
· Communication techniques including public speaking
Upon graduation the newly commissioned Troopers will be assigned to one of six districts throughout the state of Idaho to complete a Field Training Program that lasts approximately 12 weeks. During this stage the graduates will work with an experienced Trooper who teaches, evaluates and documents the Trooper in an on-the-job setting.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Idaho State Police or in applying to be an ISP Trooper should visit the ISP website at www.isp.idaho.gov.