NY State Troopers graduate from academy

By Keith Zubrow
By Anna Norris

July 17, 2014 Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 10:25 AM EST

Albany, NY (WBNG Binghamton) New York welcomed 168 new state troopers to the force Thursday at Empire State Plaza.

The graduating troopers took part in the 201st session of the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy.

The graduates join more than 4,500 sworn troopers already on the force.

According to its website, the state police force dates back to 1917.