141st Basic Recruit Class Graduates from FHP Training Academy

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the 141st basic recruit class of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) graduated from the FHP Training Academy. These 54 Troopers join the more than 1,900 Troopers who patrol Florida’s roads each day to provide safety and security to residents and visitors.

“Today, the Florida Highway Patrol has gained 54 determined and capable troopers,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “I commend these brave individuals for their hard work and dedication to keeping our roads and highways safe. I’m pleased to witness the 141st basic recruit class begin their long and successful careers.”

Members of the 141st basic recruit class went through 28 weeks of intense physical and classroom training covering topics including defensive tactics, law, vehicle operations, firearms and first aid. While at the FHP Training Academy, recruits also participated in several community service activities, including blood drives and volunteering to help those living with developmental disabilities.

“FHP Troopers begin their career as some of the most highly trained law enforcement officers in the state, serving to keep their communities safe,” said FLHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. “I applaud their courage and am proud to welcome the 141st basic recruit class to the Florida Highway Patrol.”

“These men and women represent the future of the Florida Highway Patrol. I commend them for their dedication and welcome them into our ranks,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “We are pleased to have these new troopers to carry on our commitment to Courtesy, Service and Protection.”

Upon reporting to their duty stations, the new Troopers will be placed with a certified Field Training Officer (FTO). Troopers will work in tandem with their FTO for 10 to 14 weeks prior to being released to solo duty.

The FHP is currently recruiting. Those looking for an exciting career in law enforcement have endless possibilities within the ranks of the Patrol. From Pensacola to the Florida Keys, FHP allows you to make a career where you call home. Opportunities and openings are statewide. FHP is now hiring for the 144th basic recruit class starting October 2019. To learn more about Florida’s finest, visit www.BeATrooper.com or contact FHP’s Recruitment Office at 850-617-2307. Connect with the FHP Training Academy on Facebook (@Florida HighwayPatrolTrainingAcademy) or Instagram (@FHP_Recruiting).

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. FL is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about FLHSMV and the services offered, visit https://www.flhsmv.gov, follow us on Twitter @FLHSMV, find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

This year, the FLHSMV celebrates its 50th anniversary and its Division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) commemorates its 80th year. Learn more at flhsmv.gov/behindthedrive

Source: Florida DMV

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