ALBANY – Two Chautauqua County residents graduated from the New York State Police Academy this week.
Trooper Ryan Dustin, of Falconer, will be assigned to Troop E in Canandaigua, New York, while Trooper Guy Capitano, of Sliver Creek, will be assigned to Troop C in Sidney, New York.
In total, 226 new State Troopers graduated from the 26-week course.
“After months of difficult classwork and training, the 209th Basic School graduates join the ranks of one of the finest police agencies in the world,” said New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett. “This graduation is the culmination of 26 weeks of hard work and perseverance. I congratulate all of our new Troopers and thank them for their continued dedication and determination.”
The new troopers will report for field duty on March 23. For the following 10 weeks, the new troopers will be evaluated under a field-training program supervised by senior Field Training Officers.