BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Wes Moore and Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr. on Friday will address the graduates of the 156th Academy Class on Friday.
The trooper candidates have endured 27 weeks of rigorous training at the Maryland State Police Academy. After graduation, each trooper is required to complete eight weeks of additional field training with an experienced trooper before they are able to patrol alone. Families, friends, and fellow members of the Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies will be present at the graduation ceremony.
This class includes 26 trooper candidates. Four are military veterans, five were Maryland State Police cadets and six were prior police officers. A total of 16 candidates enrolled in Frederick Community College to take advantage of the Associate of Applied Science Degree program while in police training.
As a class, they participated in the 2023 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge and raised over $22,000 for Special Olympics Maryland. The class also participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and donated to the Officer Down Memorial Page Fund.
The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2023 at Lifepoint Church in Reisterstown.