Illinois State Police (ISP) Officials welcomes 37 cadets to the ranks of the ISP at Friday’s graduation. Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau formally addressed Cadet Class 124 which was followed by the oath of office ceremony. The new troopers will be assigned to districts throughout the state beginning Monday.
Friday’s graduation of Cadet Class 124 marks the second cadet class this year. It is the third class to graduate under a new law that allows veterans who have been awarded an Afghan or Iraqi campaign medal by the U.S. military to apply without having earned a college degree. Fourteen of the new troopers are veterans, and of these, nine were hired under the new law.