New DPS Trooper has local connection
While waiting to be accepted as a Trooper, Stevenson had worked for Frontier Fuel in Dalhart.
The new Trooper attended a 28-week training academy beginning in Sept. 2007. More than 100 different subjects are covered including counter-terrorism, traffic and criminal law, arrest and control procedures, accident reconstruction, first aid and Spanish.
They also took lessons in use of force, communication skills, firearms, driving, criminal interdiction, cultural diversity, and physical fitness.
The new academy graduates will move to their new duty stations in about three-weeks, and Stevenson will move to Paris, Texas, northeast of Dallas.