NASHVLLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee now has 44 new state troopers.
They graduated Friday after 18 weeks of law enforcement instruction. More than 890 hours of classroom training included criminal and constitutional law, patrol procedures, professional ethical conduct, crash investigation and firearms.
The new graduates now advance to a maximum 12 weeks of field training.
Ryan Quinn, assigned to Rutherford County, was named top cadet for his leadership, work ethic and academics.