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Wisconsin State Patrol’s 59th Recruit Class begins training

October 7, 2013

Cadets will strive to become State Patrol officers

Thirty-eight recruits began their intense 23-week training program at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Fort McCoy on Sunday, October 6, which will culminate in their swearing-in as Wisconsin State Patrol officers on March 21, 2014.

The cadets will train full time at the State Patrol Academy in areas such as firearms proficiency, defensive and arrest tactics, traffic stop contacts, emergency vehicle operations, and police pursuits. They also will receive training in communication skills, ethics, crash investigations, criminal and traffic law, as well as emergency lifesaving techniques. Their physical, academic and hands-on training will prepare them for law enforcement careers as either State Patrol troopers or inspectors in one of five regions around the state. Troopers generally patrol highways to enforce traffic safety and criminal laws while inspectors focus primarily on enforcement of motor carrier (large trucks, buses and other commercial motor vehicles) safety laws and regulations.

"The quality and diversity of cadets in the 59th Recruit Class is tremendous," says Capt. Christopher Neuman, director of training for the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy. "When they earn their State Patrol badges at graduation in March, they will be well prepared to meet the tough and complex challenges of traffic and public safety throughout Wisconsin. They are beginning a career of service, not just a job."

Members of the 59th Recruit Class with their place of residence

Tatsuo Anduze-Bell
Eau Claire, WI
David Bertram
Green Bay, WI
Christopher Caldwell
Eau Claire, WI
Michael Chernyak
Rego Park, NY
Alan Christian
Eau Claire, WI
LaQuisha Collins
Racine, WI
Eddie Edwards
Milwaukee, WI
Steven Elkow
Frankfort, IL
Nicholas Erickson
Neenah, WI
Evan Fox
Shell Lake, WI
Amber George
Appleton, WI
Daniel Gitzlaff
Sturtevant, WI
Alyssa Gove
Mishicot, WI
Kyle Graf
New Berlin, WI
Benjamin Grams
Mayville, WI
Aaron Gross
Whitewater, WI
Dennis Hagen
Waupaca, WI
Jess Hansen
Prairie du Sac, WI
Daniel Hester
Sobieski, WI
Brent Johnson
Altoona, WI
Clarissa Justmann
Mayville, WI
Joel Kaminskis
Racine, WI
Travis Kraft
Green Bay, WI
Dillon Larson
La Crosse, WI
Ryan Ledden
Northfield, NJ
Nicholas Lorenzen
Oconomowoc, WI
Adam Lukaszewski
Madison, WI
Kyle Mason
Wausau, WI
Holly Mulhern
Osseo, WI
Beau Oliver
Warrens, WI
Aaron Peterson
Madison, WI
Mustafa Sabree
Milwaukee, WI
Trevin Szulczewski
Nekoosa, WI
Joshua Troth
Caledonia, MN
Heather Van noie
Green Bay, WI
Jieire Vance
Milwaukee, WI
Sou Xiong
La Crosse, WI
Joseph Youngblood
Monroe, WI

For more information, contact:
Captain Christopher M. Neuman, Wisconsin State Patrol Academy
(608) 269-2500,



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