Friday, April 28, 2017

Media advisory: 27 new Idaho State Police Troopers receive their badges today, Capitol Rotunda, 10:00 a.m.

Immediate Release, 28 April 2017
Contact: Tim Marsano, ISP PIO
(208) 884-7122
Who / where: Twenty seven newly commissioned ISP Troopers will receive their badges today in a ceremony on the 2nd floor, Capitol Rotunda.
When: 10:00 a.m., TODAY, Friday, April 28, 2017
What: The 27 men and women of "Advanced Training Class #45" have undergone 4 months of rigorous training and this is the culmination of that training. As part of the training, they have learned arrest techniques, driving skills, report writing, communication skills and evidence collection. They have also undergone demanding physical training during this 16-week course. The newly minted ISP Troopers have all been issued patrol cars and these will be on display in front of the Capitol building. The ceremony will be overseen by former ISP Trooper Richard Wills. The Troopers have each been assigned to one of 6 district offices throughout the state.
Why: These ISP Troopers replace former Troopers who have moved on from the force; they are filling vacant positions. The will continue our proud tradition of "providing public safety across the State of Idaho through law enforcement excellence" as we have done since 1919.
Note: we will have a drone from our unmanned surveillance program flying over the Capitol and getting video of the patrol car lineup. This video can be made available to media outlets upon request, however, we will need to hand the video disk to each reporter who requests one later in the day, by hand. We can make arrangements for that at the event today.

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