The 83 new State police Troopers are part of the 123rd Training Troop. They come from eight different states. Connecticut public safety Commissioner Reuben Bradford says 85-percent of the class left higher paying jobs to serve as Troopers. 20 of the recent graduates of military experience and 26 have prior law enforcement experience.
Troop A in Southbury is adding 6 new members while Troop L in Litchfield is adding 8. The Troopers spent over 1,400 hours in the classroom and many more hours training in physical conditioning, water rescue, driving and other specialized areas of police work. The new Troopers will next report to their assignments, where they will complete their training with field training Troopers.
Among the 83 new graduates are 4 from the Greater Danbury area. Anthony Perrone and Kryl Rapp, both of Danbury, will be joining Troop L. Peter Gardella of Bethel has been assigned to Troop G in Bridgeport and Emily Shaham of Monroe will be serving Troop A.