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Maryland State Police News Release

Media Advisory: Governor Moore, Colonel Butler To Address Graduates Of The Maryland State Police 156th Academy Class

(SYKESVILLE, MD) – Governor Wes Moore and Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Roland L. Butler, Jr. on Friday will address the graduates of the 156th Academy Class as they join the ranks of Maryland’s Finest.

The trooper candidates have endured 28 weeks of rigorous training at the Maryland State Police Academy that demands their very best, at all times. After graduation, each trooper is required to complete eight weeks of additional field training with an experienced trooper before they are able to patrol alone. Families, friends and fellow members of the Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies will be present at the graduation ceremony.

This class includes 26 trooper candidates. Four are military veterans, five were Maryland State Police cadets and six were prior police officers. A total of 16 candidates enrolled in Frederick Community College to take advantage of the Associate of Applied Science Degree program while in police training. As a class, they participated in the 2023 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge and raised over $22,000 for Special Olympics Maryland. The class also participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and donated to the Officer Down Memorial Page Fund.


WHEN:     FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2023 AT 10:00 a.m.

                 1701 EMORY ROAD
                  REISTERSTOWN, MARYLAND  21136

DIRECTIONS: Take I-695 to I-795 N/Northwest Expy/Exit 19. Continue on MD-140 W. Turn right onto Glen Falls Rd. Turn left onto Hollingsworth Rd. Turn right onto Emory Rd./MD-91 N.


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