News - - With a new year comes new goals and new experiences. For more than a dozen troopers in training, there are new jobs not too far from home.

The 60th Recruit Class of the Wisconsin State Patrol graduated from State Patrol Academy at Ft. McCoy in December. It was a rigorous six months, but now 13 of the 47 that gradated are joining the Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region.

Captain Jeff Frenette is the Commanding Officer for the Northwest Region's Wisconsin State Patrol. He said most of these troopers have local ties in western Wisconsin, all the way to Douglas County.

"We have 20 counties. Most of those positions' vacancies are on the interstate including St. Croix, Dunn, Eau Claire and Jackson counties," said Frenette.

You could call this group of troopers "homegrown."

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