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54 THP cadets begin 5 months of training Monday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Fifty-four Tennessee Highway Patrol cadets begin five months of training Monday in Nashville.

They will spend the next 18 weeks in classroom exercises and physical training, with graduates advancing to a maximum of 12 weeks of field training.

The more than 920 hours of classroom training is divided into 12 major categories including criminal and constitutional law, patrol procedures, professional ethical conduct and firearms.

Twenty-1 of the cadets have military experience. Thirty-one have been in law enforcement, dispatch communications or corrections.

The THP currently has 800 troopers.

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