Tuesday, March 5, 2013


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
·         Ethics

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.