GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The next class of Nebraska State Patrol recruits officially started training on Tuesday. 

The NSP said there are fifteen new recruits who will work for the next six months at the NSP Training Academy to earn the title of Trooper.

“As we begin the new year, we’re excited to launch our next recruit camp and begin training these men and women to be Nebraska State Troopers,” said Colonel John Bolduc, Superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol. “These fifteen have chosen to lead a life of service. They come to the academy as individuals but will quickly become a team as our troopers provide the training they’ll need to serve with honor, expertise, and dedication throughout their career.”

NSP said the recruits of Camp 67 are from several different communities across Nebraska, Iowa, and Texas.

Wyatt Anderson – Gothenburg

Dylan Grassmyer – Stanton

Kak Ayaj – Lincoln

Gage Hyberger – Lincoln

Iris Bishop – Alliance

Ashley Jackson – Gering

Victoria Brady – Gering

Hunter Lassen – Saint Paul

Margarita Clouse – Lexington

Gabriella Ochoa – Grand Island

Noah Coleman – Creston, Iowa

Seth Reighard – Lincoln

Brett Evans – Omaha

Jared Sutphin – North Platte

Dylan Frerichs – Houston, Texas

NSP recruits go through 22 weeks of training, that include a rigorous academic program and hands-on scenarios to prepare them for a career as a trooper. 

The NSP said that once recruits graduate as troopers in June, they continue with an additional 800 hours of field training, paired with veteran troopers throughout Nebraska. 

Sixteen new troopers graduated from the academy last month with Camp 66. Applications to join the Nebraska State Patrol open again soon for Camp 68, which is scheduled to begin in July. Interested candidates can get details at