Trooper standing outside cruiser
A Look at
Cadet Life

Our academy delivers challenging academic work in a paramilitary environment. Our instructors are dedicated to providing cadets with the tools for success in a demanding training environment. Many people have never experienced academy-type training. Cadets must prepare themselves to be “told” what to do and when to do it.

A typical training day might look like this:

6 a.m.    Reveille
6:10 - 6:30 a.m.    Physical training
6:50 a.m.    Breakfast
7:15 - 7:40 a.m.    Assigned work duties
7:45 a.m.    Inspection
7:50 a.m.    Morning colors
8 - 11:45 a.m.    Classroom/practical training
Noon - 1 p.m.    Lunch, assigned duties
1 - 5 p.m.    Classroom/practical training
5:10 p.m.    Retreat
5:15 p.m.    Dinner
6 - 9:55 p.m.    Practical training, study periods, or recreation
10 p.m.    Lights out


Upon successful completion of training, cadets graduate to the rank of trooper. New troopers report to their post assignments for not less than 70 days of on-the-job training with a field training officer. The new troopers then return to the Academy for one more week of training in specialized areas.