GRAND ISLAND, Neb.- - The next class of recruits is getting trained to become Nebraska State Troopers. 

The 70th Basic Recruit Class of the Nebraska State Patrol began training on Monday at the Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy in Grand Island. 

NSP Director of Training Captain Ecklund said it’s an exciting day to watch recruits begin their journey. 

“It’s going to be a long six months for them. They are going to be immersed in training everyday that they are here," said Captain Ecklund. They are going to be spending a lot of time in the classroom as well as participating in multiple scenarios base trainings.”

11 recruits are part of Camp 70. The NSP basic recruit camp consists of hundreds of hours of classroom and practical instruction, including life-like scenarios designed to simulate situations troopers encounter while serving Nebraska. 

Camp 70 is expected to graduate on December 20, 2024.

The recruits of Camp 70 are:

Justin Beaird – Battle Creek                           Kelsee Colgrove – Spearfish, SD

Daniela Cuevas – South Sioux City               Jamie Garrison – Alda

Tyson Guzman – Omaha                                Ryan Hilliard – Wausa

Zachariah Johnson – Grand Island                 Jordan Orduno – Ponca

Isaac Scharff – Lexington                               Jared Weber – Sidney

Matthew Walker – Milford