Four newly graduated Connecticut State Troopers assigned to Westbrook Barracks

WESTBROOK — Connecticut State Police graduated 53 new state troopers late last week, all of whom were members of the 131st Training Troop.

Department of Emergency Services and Public Safety commissioner James C. Rovella and state police commander Col. Stavros Mellekas congratulated the class during a ceremony at the Hartford Armory, according to a statement from hurry. Governor Ned Lamont and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz also spoke.

The following people were posted to F Troop Barracks at Westbrook: Gabriella Alberino from East Haven, Edward Bly from North Haven, Thomas Mickolyzck from North Haven and Timothy Ryan from Wallingford.

The 131st Training Troop entered the training academy on September 10, 2021. The class completed a total of 28 weeks and 1,400 hours of training, both online and in person. In addition to classroom work, recruits spend many hours on physical conditioning, driving, firearms training, active shooter response, experiential training and other specialized areas of police work, the official said. ‘agency.

The class includes 38 men and 15 women, all from diverse backgrounds, backgrounds and experiences. Some are former municipal police officers or correctional officers, while others have trained as firefighters and paramedics.

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