ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new group of New York state troopers is graduating.

A ceremony was held Wednesday morning in Albany for 228 new troopers.

The graduates completed 26 weeks of training at the Basic School for New York State Troopers.

Recruits must complete more than 1,000 hours of training.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul addressed the graduating troopers. She said there is "no greater or more noble calling" than protecting and serving the people of the state.

The new troopers will be posted around the state.