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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the 141st basic recruit class of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) graduated from the FHP Training Academy. These 54 Troopers join the more than 1,900 Troopers who patrol Florida’s roads each day to provide safety and security to residents and visitors.
“Today, the Florida Highway Patrol has gained 54 determined and capable troopers,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “I commend these brave individuals for their hard work and dedication to keeping our roads and highways safe. I’m pleased to witness the 141st basic recruit class begin their long and successful careers.”

Members of the 141st basic recruit class went through 28 weeks of intense physical and classroom training covering topics including defensive tactics, law, vehicle operations, firearms and first aid. While at the FHP Training Academy, recruits also participated in several community service activities, including blood drives and volunteering to help those living with developmental disabilities.

“FHP Troopers begin their career as some of the most highly trained law enforcement officers in the state, serving to keep their communities safe,” said FLHSMV Executive Director Terry L. Rhodes. “I applaud their courage and am proud to welcome the 141st basic recruit class to the Florida Highway Patrol.”
“These men and women represent the future of the Florida Highway Patrol. I commend them for their dedication and welcome them into our ranks,” said Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. “We are pleased to have these new troopers to carry on our commitment to Courtesy, Service and Protection.”
Upon reporting to their duty stations, the new Troopers will be placed with a certified Field Training Officer (FTO). Troopers will work in tandem with their FTO for 10 to 14 weeks prior to being released to solo duty.
The FHP is currently recruiting. Those looking for an exciting career in law enforcement have endless possibilities within the ranks of the Patrol. From Pensacola to the Florida Keys, FHP allows you to make a career where you call home. Opportunities and openings are statewide. FHP is now hiring for the 144th basic recruit class starting October 2019. To learn more about Florida’s finest, visit or contact FHP’s Recruitment Office at 850-617-2307. Connect with the FHP Training Academy on Facebook (@Florida HighwayPatrolTrainingAcademy) or Instagram (@FHP_Recruiting).

Posted by on May 11 2019. Filed under Announcements, Happenings, Local, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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