Texas Department of Public Safety Adds 92 New Troopers
SAN ANGELO, TX-- The Texas Department of Public Safety has hired 92 men and women as the state’s newest Highway Patrol Troopers, according to a press release by the DPS office.
The 26-week training academy began in June and covered more than 100 subjects including counter terrorism, traffic and criminal law, arrest and control procedures, accident reconstruction, first aid and Spanish.
Troopers are also trained in use of force, communication skills, firearms, driving, criminal interdiction, cultural diversity and physical fitness.
DPS' 164th recruit class included 11 women, 20 former law enforcement officers and 29 military veterans. The class will report to duty stations across Texas in the coming weeks and spend the first six months in on-the-job training.
Law enforcement officers have the opportunity and privilege to change people’s lives, and to serve as an inspiration and a positive influence to others — both on and off duty,” said Public Safety Commission Chairman Steven P. Mach. “As you embark on your new career as a Trooper, you will no doubt make a difference in the lives of countless Texans as you protect and serve them.”