Thirty-three Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits received their certified law enforcement certificates last Thursday night during a graduation ceremony at the Arkansas State Capitol. The new troopers will report to their Highway Patrol Division assignments across the state in July.
26-year-old Tate Ledbetter will be assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Troop D, in Lee County. Trooper Ledbetter is a graduate of Acorn High School.
The recruits reported to the Arkansas State Police Training Academy at state police administrative headquarters on January 26th. Since that time, the recruits accumulated more than 1,000 hours of specialized classroom and practical training.
Upon reporting for duty at their respective troop headquarters, the new troopers will be placed with a certified departmental Field Training Officer. Each graduate will work in tandem with their respective F.T.O. for a transitional period prior to being released to their assignment.