“It’s a good day for us,” Washington State Patrol (WSP) Assistant Chief Jason Berry said at today’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Graduation Ceremony.

On September 28, 2016, eight new Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers (CVEO) from the 10th Basic Class graduated after 13 weeks of rigorous training. While addressing the newest Officers, AC Berry said “many lives will be saved thanks to your commitment.”

The Commercial Vehicle and Motor Carrier Division of the Washington State Patrol actively promotes the safe travel of commercial vehicles on the state’s highways through safety programs such as school bus inspections. To learn more about all the services they provide, please visit: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/traveler/cvd.htm.

During today’s ceremony, Mrs. Luanne Mason and Mr. Doug Mason presented the “Core Values” award in honor of Luanne’s late father, fallen WSP Weight Control Officer Joseph Modlin. The award is given to the newest CVEO who demonstrated exceptional qualities throughout the training period such as honor and integrity. This year’s recipient was CVEO1 Benjamin Kastine.

The 10th CVEO Basic Class also presented the WSP Academy with a framed flag and plaque as a thank you for their guidance and support. While new CVEO1 Joseph St. Laurent began his thank you speech, he was visibly overjoyed to finally call himself an “officer.” Motor Carrier Safety Division Commander Michael Dahl said that is the kind of passion required of a CVEO and the kind we’re so proud to have among our ranks.

Congratulations to all our new officers! Check out photos from today’s ceremony below.