The Montana Highway Patrol (MHP) commissioned 15 new troopers today at the 70th Advanced Academy Graduation ceremony at Helena’s Civic Center. MHP Colonel Steve Lavin and Attorney General Austin Knudsen addressed the graduates at the event before their badges were pinned and they were sworn in to their new positions as Highway Patrol Troopers.
Of Class 70’s fifteen cadets, nine are from Montana and six came from out of state (a full list is included below). All successfully passed a rigorous training that began in August.
In his remarks, Attorney General Knudsen emphasized the support and respect that Montanans have for their law enforcement officers.