Troopers set up sobriety checkpoints as well as DUI patrols around CT.
Over Labor Day Weekend 2016, the State Police made 220 DWI arrests and issued more than 11,000 tickets.
Candidates must be now employed by a Virginia law enforcement organization, have at least three years of DCJS-certified law enforcement experience, and be a VCIN Level C Operator.
State Police Superintendent Steven Flaherty said the agency is facing vacancy rates approaching 50 percent in many field divisions.
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There were 51 DUI arrests and 283 crashes previous year during the Labor Day holiday weekend, state police said.
State Police, working with local cops, will take part in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign and will have added patrols and DWI checkpoints, Cuomo said.
"While I want every Virginian to enjoy their Labor Day weekend, they must do so without endangering themselves or other travelers on our roads", McAuliffe said in a statement.
Offering an accelerated lateral program has gained in popularity among other state police and highway patrol agencies, as well as many local Virginia police agencies, as an effective method for increasing recruitment of qualified personnel. Unmarked patrol vehicles will also be on patrol. The statewide efforts focus on men aged 21 to 35, who accounted for almost one-third of those killed in alcohol-related crashes in the state a year ago.