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20 Recruits Become State Motor Carrier Officers
Officers Monitor Commercial Vehicle Safety on Roads and At International Crossings
November 4, 2005
“Today, each graduate pledges to preserve, protect, and defend the great State of
Motor carrier officers have full police powers for the purpose of commercial vehicle enforcement and perform thousands of comprehensive equipment and driver inspections annually. The new officers are trained experts at detecting unsafe or defective vehicles and will perform a full range of enforcement duties including the detection and apprehension of individuals who use commercial vehicles for criminal activities.
“The possibility that a future terrorist attack could involve hazardous materials makes the role of the motor carrier officer in regulating and inspecting hazardous materials carriers even more important,” Sturdivant stated. “These new graduates are vital to our state and will be instrumental in protecting
Of the 20 graduating recruits, six have college degrees, three have served in the
The graduates were addressed by keynote speaker Colonel Tadarial J. Sturdivant. During the ceremony, Motor Carrier Officer David M. Haynes, Class Orator, spoke on behalf of the graduating class and received the Academic Achievement Award. In addition, Motor Carrier Officer Ronald R. Courtley received the Team Building Award and Motor Carrier Officer Neil L. Biallas received the Marksmanship Award. Each of the award recipients were elected by their fellow recruits.
CONTACT: Lt. David Ford, Motor Carrier Division, (517) 336-6449
For a picture or interview with an individual recruit, contact his/her post assignment location.
Graduates of the
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