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Troop D welcomes six new troopers

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Louisiana State Police just inducted 46 new troopers, and six of them are coming to Troop D, based in Lake Charles. 

New troopers:

  • Zachary Brady: He is from Longville, La. and attended Northwestern State University where he studied in criminal justice. 
  • Steven Castro:  He is from Puerto Rico, but now resides in Lake Charles. He attended McNeese State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
  • Brock Moses: He is from DeRidder, La. and he  worked for Leesville Police Department. He earned his bachelor’s degree from McNeese State University. 
  • Summer Robertson:  She is from Lake Charles and worked for Lake Charles Police Department.
  • Julia Willis: She is from DeRidder and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she earned her master's degree in criminal justice.
  • Alexander Wiltz: He is from DeRidder, La. and earned a degree in criminal justice from UL Lafayette. He worked for the UL Lafayette Police Department and served in the Army National Guard.

During a 22-week journey to becoming a trooper, cadets received training in subjects like crash investigation, emergency vehicle operations, impaired driving detection, traffic incident management, and leadership, all while following a rigorous fitness regimen. Anderson said the Louisiana State Police are more than excited to have the new additions.     

Troop D, six new Troopers out of the 46 that just graduated, two happen to be women, we welcome all of them and look forward to having them patrol the streets of Southwest Louisiana, said Sgt. James Anderson.

The six new troopers will start a 10-week field training program while supervised by a senior Louisiana State Trooper.

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