WORCESTER – On Thursday, Jan. 25, 174 trainees will graduate from the Massachusetts State Police Academy and be sworn-in as New Massachusetts State Troopers.
The graduation of the Massachusetts State Police 83rd Recruit Training Troop will begin at 9:30 AM at the DCU Center in Worcester.
Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Public Safety and Security Secretary Daniel Bennett, and State Police Superintendent Colonel Kerry Gilpin will preside over the graduation. In addition to a speaking program, the event will include badge pinnings of the new Troopers, ceremonial drills, and recognition of top graduates in academics, firearms training, and physical fitness.
For the 174 graduates, the ceremony will mark the completion of 24 weeks of intensive training at the State Police Academy in New Braintree. The new Troopers will report for their first shifts Monday, each paired on patrol duties with a veteran Field Training Officer for the first three months of their careers.