The State Police Training Academy provides basic training for State Police cadets,
and continuing training for troopers. The Academy also provides continuing education
training for other law enforcement agencies, and for DPS non-commissioned personnel.
LSP Cadet Training and Basic Police Officer Training
The Louisiana State Police Training Academy has developed a training program in
which the cadet is trained and educated to become self-disciplined, vocationally
competent, mentally mature, physically sound, emotionally stable, and a leader
in the community. Cadets participate in a demanding course of study involving
classroom work, independent assignments, and practical "hands on" training.
LSP Cadet Class 92
January 12, 2014 through May 22, 2014
We anticipate that 47 new Troopers will graduate
In-service training encompasses such areas as firearms, defensive tactics, use of force, legal
updates, wellness, and defensive driving recertification.
Emergency Vehicle Operations Center
State Police Emergency Vehicle Operations Center is located on approximately 270 acres at the Joint Emergency Services
Training Center in Zachary, Louisiana. This facility allows the Academy to teach Emergency Vehicle Operations, Defensive
Driving, Officer Survival and Dignitary Protection to both law enforcement personnel and civilians.
The EVOC facility includes an administrative building which houses the EVOC staff, a 50 student classroom, and a driving
and firearms simulator room. There is also an on-site garage capable of routine vehicle maintenance and repairs to
maintain the vehicle fleet that is permanently assigned to the facility. The driving area includes a 400 x 600 skills
pad, a skid pan, an urban grid, and an exterior circumference of 2 miles which includes a 2/3 mile straight-away with
a simulated interstate. Other types of roadways include secondary highways and dirt/gravel roads. A main tower located
in the center of the driving course controls traffic-control devices at key intersections and has full communication
The Applied Technology Section is responsible for installation, maintenance, and recertification of
all Intoxilyzer 5000 instruments. Applied Technology is also the coordinating section for the Standardized
Field Sobriety and Drug Evaluation and Classification programs for Louisiana. Since 2004 the section has
conducted Intoxilyzer 5000, SFST and Drug Recognition training for over 8,000 law enforcement officers,
prosecutors and judges.
Learn more about becoming a Louisiana State Trooper