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q5, agreed -- I do not see where it specifies that is only two classes.

However, three classes in one year seems like quite a squeeze at 26 weeks each!

As I posted elsewhere, do not forget that the 77th RTT was in many of the initial FY04 drafts, and was eventually eliminated.

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A friend in the know states that the MSP has been granted to have four, that's right FOUR, classes back to back beginning with the first on Monday, June 7th. The plan is to graduate 150 troopers from the first two classes and 75 troopers in the last two. To all my brethern out there stay tuned and get fit----there's light at the end of the tunnel!
 

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Let me clarify the totals.......that's 150 from EACH of the first two classes and 75 from EACH of the last two classes for a total of 450 new troopers!
 

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> From: Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs (GOV)
> Sent:Thursday, January 29, 2004 11:13 AM
> Subject:Governor Romney's Budget Pumps Up Anti-Terrorism Funding
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> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:
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> January 29, 2004
> Shawn Feddeman
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> Nicole St. Peter
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> (617) 725-4025
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> ROMNEY’S BUDGET PUMPS UP ANTI-TERRORISM FUNDING
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> More money in Governor’s budget to protect homeland, add new State
> Police classes
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> Saying he wants to improve homeland security, Governor Mitt
> Romney today announced he is increasing the number of troopers
> assigned to the State Police Anti-Terrorism Unit in order to enhance
> intelligence gathering.
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> “A key part of our homeland security efforts rests on the
> state’s ability to collect and analyze information on potential
> threats,” said Romney. “By putting more money into intelligence
> gathering, we’ll give the State Police the tools they need to be more
> effective.”
>
> Romney’s Fiscal Year 2005 budget more than triples the amount of money
> spent on the State Police Anti-Terrorism Unit, from $850,000 to $2.7
> million, which will allow for an additional 12 assigned troopers in
> the unit. This money will be combined with $5 million from federal
> homeland security funding to create a vastly improved statewide
> information-gathering system.
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> The system, which will remain within the existing State Police
> intelligence division, will also include 15 new civilian research
> analysts specially trained to collect, analyze and disseminate
> critical intelligence obtained from every level of government.
>
> :D In addition, Romney’s budget includes funding for two new
> State Police recruit classes, one graduating in November 2004 and a
> second graduating in the summer of 2005. As a result, 300 new
> troopers will join the force, allowing the State Police to keep pace
> with projected retirements. :D
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> “We are very appreciative of the Governor’s commitment to public
> safety during these difficult economic times,” said Public Safety
> Secretary Ed Flynn. “Troop strength is a critical component of our
> homeland security strategic plan.”
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> Romney said the increase in counterterrorism funding will allow the
> Commonwealth to more closely coordinate with local authorities to
> identify homeland security threats.
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> Major Robert Smith, Commander of the State Police Anti-Terrorism Unit,
> praised the Governor’s initiative.
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> “This new, post-9/11 era has emphasized that the need to share
> information and intelligence on a statewide, and often national level,
> is increasingly critical,” said Smith.
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> ###
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> <<1-29-04 EOPS budget release.doc>>
 

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If that memo is accurate then the class should start in june which means they should have already begun to call people to repeat the process. Still Skeptical until I hear it from the MSP
 

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Dont believe it till you are in the door, they could do it by June, two HUGE classes 3.5 would be for classes of 135, if you are on the list start calling your Rep's and Sen's that is where it all lies...... :lol:
 

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How do you figure 3.5 mil per class? That seems low to me. I suspect it is more like 5 mil per class.

Ryan
To cut corners and save a few bucks, members of the 77th and 78th RTTs will be subsisting primarily on a diet of SPAM and that nutri-loaf crap they serve in jails in Arizona. EVOC training will be conducted in the own PCs, and sheets will be changed once a month. Oh, and electrical power at the SPA will be provided by connecting generators to the stationary bikes which will be manned by the medical muffins from reveille to taps.
 

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Mitpo62 said:
A friend in the know states that the MSP has been granted to have four, that's right FOUR, classes back to back beginning with the first on Monday, June 7th.
Mit, your friend "in the know" wouldn't happen to be your Chief, would it? If it is, thats a pretty BIG in the know! :shock:
 

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I'm told the State is looking to get at least 300 Troopers out of the future academies. History tells me that either each class is going to have to be HUGE or they'll need more then 2 if they want to see 300 Troopers, given the drop out rate.
 

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Dane said:
To cut corners and save a few bucks, members of the 77th and 78th RTTs will be subsisting primarily on a diet of SPAM and that nutri-loaf crap they serve in jails in Arizona. EVOC training will be conducted in the own PCs, and sheets will be changed once a month. Oh, and electrical power at the SPA will be provided by connecting generators to the stationary bikes which will be manned by the medical muffins from reveille to taps.
SPAM & nutri-loaf crap, I'll eat that on my weekends at home! I don't care what the DIs make me do, say, or eat all that matters to me is that I'm there in the 77/78! [-o<

Until then I'll just keep myself in shape and eat SPAM and nutri-loaf in between meals :)
 

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It appears as though none of us know. Although I do not like newspaper articles for obvious reasons, most articles do have [some[/u] truth to them. Usually, the officers name being spelled correctly. I'll rely upon some reporters to find a hint of news if classes will be funded.
 
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