Twenty-two cadets graduated to Maryland State Police Troopers Friday, according to a release.
"Over the past seven years, we've reduced crime to 30-year lows by committing to public safety and giving law enforcement the tools and support they need to succeed," said Lt. Governor Anthony Brown. "All Marylanders deserve to be safe in their homes, in their neighborhoods, and on the road, and today's graduating class of Maryland State Troopers is going to play a critical role in continuing to make that goal a reality."
The 141st Trooper Candidate graduating class was composed of four military veterans, two prior police officers and two paramedic and 10 new troopers following in the footsteps of family members.
"Our coordinated goal must be to identify and arrest criminals, while dismantling criminal enterprises that take advantage of boundary restrictions encumbering local police Col. Marcus Brown said. "We are to do this by interdicting and interrupting crime before it reaches the communities."
The next Maryland State Police Training Academy class is expected to begin in June 2014