Thirty-six Arkansas State Police Trooper recruits graduated July 18 and will soon fill highway patrol vacancies in 21 counties, including Southeast Arkansas, according to a news release.


Arkansas State Police Troop School graduates:


Nick Burleson, 33, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop E, Jefferson County. He is a graduate of Shady Oaks High School and North Arkansas College.


Shane Caviness, 28, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop E, Jefferson County. He is a graduate of Cabot High School.


Tyler Smith, 23, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop E, Jefferson County. He is a graduate of Pine Bluff High School.


Trevaughn Moore, 23, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop F, Cleveland County. He is a graduate of Hampton High School and Southern Arkansas University.


Terrell Pratt, 27, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop E, Arkansas County. He is a graduate of Pine Bluff High School and Southeast Arkansas College.


Justin Cherry, 28, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop F, Union County. He is a graduate of Columbia Christian High School and Southern Arkansas University.


Garett Brock, 24, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop F, Union County. He is a graduate of Alpena High School.


Trevor Dew, 27, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop G, Hempstead County. He is a graduate of Taylor High School. Trooper Dew served as recruit class leader.


Brady Bates, 21, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop B, Lawrence County. He is a graduate of Highland High School and Black River Technical College.


Nathan Bradley, 36, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop C, Mississippi County. He is a graduate of North Arkansas College.


Cody Brown, 27, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop B, White County. He is a graduate of Searcy High School.


Jess Burris, 25, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop D, Woodruff County. He is a graduate of Southside Bee Branch High School.


Donnie Cheers, 37, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop D, Crittenden County. He is a graduate of Earle High School and Arkansas State University.


Ethan Carlton, 28, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop A, Faulkner County. He is a graduate of West Side High School.


Ervin Clokey, 24, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop J, Van Buren County. He is a graduate of Clarksville High School.


Kristen Dumont, 32, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop J, Conway County. She is a graduate of David Prouty High School and Quinsigamond Community College (Massachusetts).


Dakota Davis, 22, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop A, Pulaski County. He is a graduate of Mountain View High School and Arkansas Tech University.


Kyle Ellison, 29, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop A, Pulaski County. He is a graduate of Bryant High School.


Hunter Glover, 21, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop F, Union County. He is a graduate of Greenbrier High School.


Heath Gurley, 26, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop D, St. Francis County. He is a graduate of Huntsville High School and The University of Arkansas.


Clint Henderson, 22, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop C, Mississippi County. He is a graduate of Harrison High School.


Marshall Hill, 23, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop L, Benton County. He is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University.


Skyler McElroy, 26, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop H, Scott County. He is a graduate of Magazine High School and Arkansas Tech University.


Tyler Nelson, 24, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop D, Crittenden County. He is a graduate of Alma High School.


Brady Nuckles, 23, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop J, Van Buren County. He is a graduate of Hartville High School.


Keri Permenter, 27, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop A, Pulaski County. She is a graduate of Harmony Grove High School and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Daniel Parker, 25, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop D, Phillips County. He is a graduate of Danville High School and Arkansas Tech University.


Misael Ramos, 24, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop A, Pulaski County. He is a graduate of Gurdon High School.


Mason Redding, 25, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop L, Washington County. He is a graduate of Paris High School.


Ty Roberson, 21, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop I, Boone County. He is a graduate of Jasper High School and Arkansas Tech University.


Robert Sanford, 35, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop A, Pulaski County. He is a graduate of Bradford High School and Arkansas State University.


Zenda Staab, 22, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop L, Washington County. She is a graduate of the Providence Academy High School and the University of Arkansas.


Dustin Starkey, 34, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop B, White County. He is a graduate of Rose Bud High School.


Kirt Williams, 26, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop L, Carroll County. He is a graduate of Calico Rock High School.


Tyler Williams, 23, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop A, Pulaski County. He is a graduate of Ozark High School.


Anthony Worn, 24, will be assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop A, Pulaski County. He is a graduate of Catholic High School and Arkansas Tech University.


Special recognition and awards:


Special recognition and awards were presented to the recruits who attained the highest scores within the respective training categories listed as follows:


Academics —1st place – Matt Sanford, 2nd place – Shane Caviness, 3rd place – Kyle Ellison;


Physical Fitness — 1st place – Ervin Clokey, 2nd place – Heath Gurley, 3rd place – Tyler Smith;


Firearms — 1st place - Trevor Dew, 2nd place – Shane Caviness & Anthony Worn, 3rd place - Hunter Glover.


Duties begin:


When they report for duty at their respective troop headquarters, the new troopers will be placed with a certified departmental field training officer (FTO). Each graduate will work with their FTO for a transitional period prior to being released to their assignment, according to the release.


The recruits reported to the Arkansas State Police Training Academy at Little Rock Feb. 24.