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New State Troopers graduate

The Connecticut State Police has graduated 33 new State Troopers.
The 132nd Training Troop entered the Connecticut State Police Training Academy on April 8th, with classes starting in a blended learning format. On May 9th, the class began the residential portion of the Academy, Monday through Friday, and completed the remaining 24 weeks of training. This is the second class to graduate the State Police Training Academy in 2022; 53 members of the
131st Training Troop graduated on March 24th.

Anthony Falstoe of Bethel and Jonathan Colby of Shelton will be assigned to Troop A in Southbury. 
In total, the class completed a total of 28 weeks and more than 1,400 hours of training both online and in person. In addition to classwork, the recruits spend many hours on physical conditioning, driving, firearms training, active shooter response, experiential training and other specialized areas of police work. Five members of the class started the selections process (including the physical agility) while deployed to Africa as part of a joint effort with State Police and the Connecticut National Guard.
The 33 members of this class includes 30 men and 3 women. Members of the 132nd Training Troop have diverse backgrounds, training and experience. Some are former municipal police officers or correction officers, some have been trained as firefighters and EMTs and some have military backgrounds. The youngest member of the class is 21 years old and the oldest is 52 years old.

Among the 33 graduates:
11 have military experience
1 has prior law enforcement experience
11 hold Bachelor’s Degrees
3 hold advanced degrees