On Friday morning 43 new cadets will be sworn into the ranks of the Illinois State Police.
ISP Director Hiram Grau will formally address Cadet Class 121, followed by the oath of office ceremony. The new troopers will be assigned to districts throughout the state beginning Monday.
The program starts with a bell ceremony at 9:00 a.m. with graduation to follow at 10:00 a.m.
While attending the ISP Academy, the cadets went through a 25-week regimen of physical and classroom instruction which included training in terrorism awareness, domestic violence, critical incident response, firearms training, first responder certification, Illinois vehicle code, criminal law, motor carrier safety, emergency pursuit driving, juvenile law, police response to mental illness, and more.
The graduation ceremony will be held at the Illinois State Police Academy at 3700 East Lake Shore Drive in Springfield.