Louisiana State Police Launch Inaugural Accelerated Academy for Certified Law Enforcement Officers

This afternoon, 28 men and women began their careers as Louisiana State Police Troopers in the department’s first accelerated training program for PEACE Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified candidates. Louisiana State Police Cadet Class 101 will be an accelerated 14-week academy comprised of cadets with at least 2 years of full-time law enforcement experience. Although accelerated in time, the training will be no less traditional or intense, ensuring that each cadet is fully prepared for a career of public service to the citizens of Louisiana.

The accelerated training program will include rigorous physical, mental and academic challenges. Cadets will receive advanced State Police training beyond POST requirements in the areas of firearms proficiency, tactical driving, defensive tactics, de-escalation techniques, advanced accident investigation, of the lawful use of force, the implicit acknowledgment of biases and the core values ​​of the LSP.

Although difficult, the first day for cadets is about taking the next step to serve our state. To succeed in a career as a Louisiana State Trooper, cadets must first learn personal discipline, attention to detail, leadership, teamwork, and inner strength. Upon successful completion of each training course and practical application, they will graduate from LSP Academy on November 4, 2022.

LSP has announced our next academy, LSP Cadet Class 102, as a full traditional training academy for ALL qualified candidates. Cadet Class 102 is scheduled to begin in February 2023 with an application deadline of October 17, 2022.

Visit www.lsp.org/recruit.html for more information on the hiring process, qualifications, fitness standards and frequently asked questions. For additional questions and information, please contact LSP Recruiters at LSPRecruiting@LA.gov.

For applicants who do not meet the minimum LSP qualifications at this time, immediate positions are available with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety Police through the Louisiana State Civil Service system. Visit http://www.lsp.org/dps_police.html and http://www.civilservice.louisiana.gov for more information.

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