Summary: Graduation ceremonies for Washington State Patrol’s 110th Trooper Basic Training Class to be held Wednesday, Dec. 12 through Thursday, Dec. 13. Graduation will be held on Thursday at 2 pm in the Legislative Building Rotunda, Capitol Rotunda in Olympia, Wash. Please see below for full schedule of events.
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Schedule of Events:
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
110th TBTC Badge Ceremony – 10:00 AM (WSP Academy – Gymnasium)
Family and friends of the Washington State Patrol’s 110th Trooper Basic Training Class will participate in the official badge ceremony. Each member of the class will be presented their badge and have it pinned on by a family member. This traditional ceremony takes place at the Academy’s
100th TBTC Graduation Open House – 1:00 PM (WSP Academy – Gymnasium)
An open house/reception honoring the 100th Trooper Basic Training Class will be held at the Academy’s gymnasium. Chief John L. Batiste will speak and will present class awards during the ceremony. Awards presented are Trop Driving Award, Trop Firearms Award, Top Physical Fitness/Top Control Tactics Award, Top Academic Award, Top Collision Investigation Award, and Top Overall Cadet Award.
THURSDAY, DEC. 13
110th TBTC Cadet Arrival – 12:00 PM (Capitol Campus – North Diagonal)
Members of the 110th Trooper Basic Training Class arrive to the Capitol Campus in a unique and tradition-rich procession. The formal arrival ends on the North Diagonal as cadets arrive in their patrol car, and stand in formation before marching in formation to capitol steps.
110th TBTC Graduation Ceremonies – 2:00 PM (Legislative Building, Rotunda)
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Academy will graduate the 110th Trooper Basic Training Class at the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. After completing more than 1,000 hours of training, these men and women will join Washington’s premier law enforcement organization; historically, only about four to six percent of applicants makes it through the entire process. Governor Jay Inslee and WSP Chief John R. Batiste will present the commission cards. For those who cannot attend the ceremony, the WSP will live-stream the event on Facebook as well as Twitter starting at 2:00 P.M. PST.
PDF Version of Press Release: WSP Honors 110th with Graduation Thursday