Louisiana State Police Welcomes 35 New Troopers as Cadet Class 97 Graduates

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Baton Rouge – This morning, Louisiana State Police announced the graduation of its 97th Cadet Class. Thirty-five individuals completed their journey to becoming a Louisiana State Trooper. Graduation ceremonies were held at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy and the BREC Independence Park Theatre and Cultural Center in Baton Rouge.

On November 5, 2017, 49 Cadets from across the state began their 20 week journey through the Louisiana State Police Training Academy. Throughout the academy, Cadets received training in various subjects including crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection, traffic incident management, and leadership in addition to a rigorous physical training regimen. Surrounded by family, friends, and fellow Troopers, 35 of those Cadets reached their goal this morning of receiving the gold boot badge of the Louisiana State Police. Having successfully completed the LSP Training Academy, the newly graduated Troopers will deploy across the state where they will participate in a 10-14 week field training program while supervised by a senior Louisiana State Trooper.

For more information on the process of becoming a Louisiana State Trooper please visit our recruiting page at http://lsp.org/recruit.html or contact your local LSP Public Information Officer at http://lsp.org/public.html. The Louisiana State Police Commission is currently accepting applications. For more information on Cadet testing, visit the Louisiana State Police Commission website at http://laspc.dps.louisiana.gov/laspc.nsf.


Troop A – Baton Rouge
Jeffrey Bennett, Chance Boudreaux, Ryan Fontenot, Matthew Wallace

Troop B – Kenner
Jean-Fritz Cadet, Timothy Clark, Qualyndrea Patrice, Christopher Tapie

Troop C – Gray
Ross Brennan, Nicholas Broussard, Trey Granier, Jonathan Ramsey, Dominick Sciortino, Max Verret

Troop D – Lake Charles
Aaron Abbott, Christopher Castro, Desean Smith, Joshua Uhlik

Troop E – Alexandria
Isaac Davis, Kenneth Fuselier, Anthony Jeansonne

Troop F – Monroe
Nathaniel Dean, Jake Lee, Jessie Nielsen

Troop G – Bossier City
Alexander Capon, Obed Marte, Jonathan Odom

Troop I – Lafayette
James Butler, Nicholas McCann, Jake Voisine

Troop L – Mandeville
George Baker, Lucas Burge, Joseph Drago, Zavier Martin, William Stogner

Trooper Alexander Capon is from Natchitoches. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in U.S. History from Northwestern State University. He worked for the Natchitoches Police Department and is serving in the Louisiana Army National Guard. He is assigned to Troop G.

Trooper Isaac Davis is from Leesville. He earned an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northwestern State University. He worked for the Vernon Correctional Facility. He is assigned to Troop E.

Trooper Jonathan Ramsey is from New Orleans. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northwestern State University. He is assigned to Troop C.

Trooper Jean-Fritz Cadet was born and raised in the island of Haiti, and later attended high school in Miami, Fla. He attended Northwestern State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. He became a U.S. citizen while living in New Orleans and worked for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is assigned to Troop B.