Trevor Hudson of Moore County was one of 54 cadets welcomed to the Tennessee Highway Patrol on Monday morning at the agency’s Training Center.
The new cadets will spend the next 18 weeks participating in classroom exercises and physical training, with graduates advancing to a maximum of 12 weeks of field training. The more than 920 hours of classroom training is divided into 12 major categories including criminal and constitutional law, patrol procedures, professional ethical conduct and firearms.
Trooper Cadet Class 512 consists of 21 individuals with prior military experience and 31 former public servants, including those with careers in law enforcement, dispatch communications, and corrections. The new class is also comprised of eight minorities and four women. The average age of Class 512 is 30.