Trooper School Shortened for Existing Law Officers

Thursday, Feb 25, 2010  |  Updated 9:00 AM CDT
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Trooper School Shortened for Existing Law Officers

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Current officers can become troopers in only 2 months.

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Becoming a Texas trooper can happen in just two months for experienced law officers.

The Department of Public Safety on Thursday announced an advanced eight-week trooper school for current Texas and eligible out-of-state law officers.

A DPS statement said the two-month course for experienced officers is a first in the agency's 75-year-history. DPS seeks to fill several hundred vacancies.

The application deadline is March 31. The first advanced recruit school will begin May 16.

DPS says qualified applicants will have an opportunity to select their duty station before starting the advanced course.

DPS earlier this month announced it was cutting the regular trooper training period from 27 to 18 weeks, in an effort to attract more recruits and save money


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