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The North Dakota Highway Patrol sent more troopers to the Williston area for training earlier this year, and now some of those officers are ready to hit the road.

The whole process to becoming a North Dakota State Trooper happened a couple months ago at the academy.

“The ones that came out a little bit earlier, we're actually experienced officers that had experience from other agencies,” says Capt. Gary Orluck. "They had a lot of the basic skills already.”

One of those troopers is Zachary Schwartz, who had previous law enforcement experience before the academy. A couple weeks ago, he finished his training and now he is out patrolling the roads.

“You have to rely on that training, as well as going into training and what you know off the top of your head. The education and what you know and what you learned there. Put all that information together and then work by yourself. And complete any assignment that you have," says Schwartz.

One of his main assignments is to catch drivers speeding. Once the radar figures out the speed, then it is his job to react.

“I want to establish myself as being a trooper that is very professional and is able to complete his work to make roads around the Williston area and Williams County safe for drivers," says Schwartz.

There have been more troopers designated to the Williston area then in the past, but next year might be a different story.

“I don't know if we'll expand or not. Those decisions still have to be made, but I'm very comfortable right now with the staffing level that we have in Williston and the Watford City areas," says Orluck.

There are still some new troopers that are in the academy, and will be coming to the area real soon. Orluck added their goal is to make sure the new troopers are being aware of their safety and the drivers.

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