Georgia State Patrol cadet program looking for rising troopers

Georgia State Patrol cadet program looking for rising troopers
The Georgia State Patrol has a Trooper Cadet Program that's 32 weeks. (Source: WALB)
Trooper Cadet Marshall Moore has been through the program and will graduate in two weeks. (Source: WALB)
Trooper Cadet Marshall Moore has been through the program and will graduate in two weeks. (Source: WALB)
Trooper Robert Corbin is a field training officer for GSP Post 40. (Source: WALB)
Trooper Robert Corbin is a field training officer for GSP Post 40. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia State Patrol is constantly looking for men and women who are ready to serve as our state's next highway patrol officer.

The South Georgia troopers are ready to train people right now for the cadet program that will not only change their lives but save so many others.

"If you want to serve the public, law enforcement is a great opportunity to do that," said Trooper Robert Corbin with GSP Post 40.

Many Georgia highways are a lot safer because of the intense training required for every trooper before starting this career.

A 32-week program known as Trooper Cadet School provides hands-on real-life experiences from stopping cars to working crashes, all to protect the citizens of the state.

"The need for more patrol officers in general, there's a great demand. I mean Georgia State Patrol, we need troopers riding the roadways in the state of Georgia, keeping the citizens of our state safe," said Corbin.

For trooper cadets like Marshall Moore, serving his community has always been in his DNA since he was a young child.

"I always said, 'Well, hey, after the military, I'm always going to be some type of state trooper somewhere,'" said Moore.

Moore came from the military academy at West Point and had to retire early last year due to medical issues.

In October, Moore started the GSP training and discovered that this will now be his new way of giving back to the nation.

"It's almost like a second calling. I get to do essentially, the same thing I was doing for my country except it's on the state level now, and being able to give back to the citizens," explained Moore.

In two weeks, Moore will graduate and become an official trooper.

"The process is long, but I promise, I can't even tell you how worth it, it is," said Moore.

To start the Trooper Cadet Program, military and college experience is preferred but not required.

All cadets must have a high school diploma, a clean record and be 21 years old before entering.

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