GSP: 30 troopers fired for cheating on exam

Georgia State Patrol's 106th Trooper Class ( Georgia State Patrol )

The Georgia State Patrol said it has dismissed an entire trooper cadet class for cheating on an online exam.

Colonel Mark W. McDonough said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon that the 106th trooper class was dismissed earlier on Wednesday morning. He said the class consisted of 30 troopers who graduated in August 2019.

Col. McDonough said they determined the troopers cheated on a “Speed Detector Operator” exam they took online.

This could cause issues for about 133 tickets written by those troopers across the state, the colonel said. The state agency has notified the respective court systems.

Col. McDonough said POST certification for all 30 troopers is also in jeopardy.