Troopers of the Washington State Patrol will likely look different to you. Starting today, December 14, 2012, troopers have been authorized to wear a specially designed badge to commemorate the historic graduation of the 100th Trooper Basic Training Class.
The thirty-seven trooper cadets graduating today at the Washington State Capitol Rotunda will also be wearing the new badge.
These graduates completed of 1,000 hours of training in order to graduate. Historically, only about four to six percent of applicants make the grade to become a Washington State Patrol Trooper.