Idaho State Police advanced training class graduation
The Idaho State Police commissioned fifteen new Troopers during a ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda in Boise on Friday. The ceremony included an address by Governor "Butch" Otter, the posting of the colors by the Idaho State Police Honor Guard, and the new Troopers took an oath of office and received their campaign cover, or Trooper hat, and badge.
The Idaho State Police ATC is a 14-week program that ISP recruits must complete after completing the 10-week Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Academy that all police officers in Idaho must complete to be certified in Idaho.
During ATC recruits are trained to assume responsibilities of an Idaho State Trooper which include traffic control and enforcement, motor vehicle crash investigations, criminal investigating, report writing, crime scene processing and investigation, courtroom procedure, firearms and defensive weapons, communication techniques including public speaking, and ethics.
Upon graduation the newly commissioned Troopers will be assigned to one of six districts throughout the state of Idaho to complete a Field Training Program that lasts approximately 12 weeks. During this stage the graduates will work with an experienced Trooper who teaches, evaluates and documents the Trooper in an on-the-job setting.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Idaho State Police or in applying to be an ISP Trooper can visit the ISP website at www.isp.idaho.gov.