According to Mid-Hudson News
ALBANY – Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday congratulated 227 new State Troopers as they graduated from the 210th session of the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy during a ceremony at the Empire Plaza Convention Center in Albany.
“These men and women we welcome into the New York State Police today have worked and trained extremely hard for six months and have dedicated themselves to protecting the people of New York State,” Governor Hochul said. “I commend these new Troopers for their commitment to public service and making our state a safer place for those who live, work and travel through New York. I wish them luck as they start their careers and continue the 105-year-long tradition of the New York State Police.”
The National Anthem was performed by Trooper Rhania Traore and the ceremony included a video presentation of the expansive training conducted by the members of the 210th Basic School Session. The graduates, who were selected from a list of more than 1,700 candidates, will report for field duty on March 31. For the following 10 weeks, the new troopers will be evaluated under a field-training program supervised by senior Field Training Officers.
New York State Police Superintendent Kevin Bruen said, “To our graduates, today is a recognition of the hard work and perseverance you have shown during your 26 weeks of difficult training. It is also a testament to your continued dedication, as you waited years before your name was called to join the long gray line. I congratulate and welcome all of our new Troopers to one of the most prestigious and well-respected law enforcement agencies in the nation.”