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Trooper Candidate School

​Minnesota’s 56th State Patrol Trooper Candidate School began on January 26 at Camp Ripley, near Brainerd. This newest class of cadets will study crash investigation, standardized field sobriety testing, DWI enforcement, water survival, firearms, first aid, emergency vehicle operation and making traffic stops, among other topics. Training is challenging, both physically and mentally. Upon successful completion of the academy, cadets will graduate at 1 p.m. on May 19, 2015, and become state troopers. They’ll then move to their assigned stations and begin the 12-week field training process.

Video Description: Trooper Kristie Sue Hathaway was responding to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 494 on a snowy day in January when her squad car was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Help keep troopers and other motorists safe. Move over — it’s the law!