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Utah Highway Patrol Swearing In Ceremony

Wednesday October 2, 2019

Commissioner Anderson administered the oath of office for the 12 newest UHP Troopers.

The new troopers stand on the steps inside the Utah state capitol building with administration.

On Thursday, September 26th, the 12 newest members of the Utah Highway Patrol graduated from Police Officer Standards and Training and then were sworn in at the Utah State Capitol.

Commissioner Anderson stands at the podium addressing the new troopers, who are seated in two rows to his left.

Commissioner Anderson, Colonel Rapich, Major Winward and Captain Ricks all addressed the new Troopers.

Major Winward stands at the podium delivering his remarks, holding a program that has the UHP values on the back of it.
Captain Jason Ricks addresses the new troopers.

For the badge ceremony, family members pinned badges on the new Troopers.

A new Trooper's wife pins his badge on him as Colonel Rapich and Commissioner Anderson look on.
New Trooper embraces his relative who just pinned his badge on him.
A New Trooper smiles as his wife pins his badge on him and Colonel Rapich and Commissioner Anderson look on.
New Trooper embraces his wife after she pinned his badge on him while Commissioner Anderson and Colonel Rapcih look on.

Commissioner Anderson then administered the oath of office to the new Troopers.
Commissioner Anderson shakes hands with the troopers after they have taken their oath of office.
The newly sworn in troopers are at a table signing their oaths of officer.

Earlier in the day at the POST graduation ceremony, new Trooper Nielson sang the national anthem.

Trooper Jacob Neilson stands at the front of the auditorium at POST singing the national anthem.

And new Trooper McCampbell received the Outstanding Achiever Award, which is presented by the Utah Police Officers Association.

American Fork Police Department Sgt. Jennifer Nakai presents Trooper Alexander McCampbell with the Outstanding Achiever Award.

The new Troopers started their in-house academy on Monday, September 30th and are expected to hit the road for their Field Training on November 9th.

Welcome to the DPS family!!


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