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Pennsylvania State Police actively recruiting for upcoming cadet classes

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is currently recruiting individuals who share the department’s commitment to providing safer communities. The PSP’s Bureau of Training and Education is actively recruiting for the 169th, 170th, and 171st Cadet Classes. The current testing cycle examination closes on July 31, and interested applicants can find all applicant requirements and job benefits at

Applicants to the State Police Academy must be at least 20 years old by the date their application is completed. They must be at least 21 years old and cannot have reached their 40th birthday before their appointment as State Police Cadets. After graduation from the Academy, a Trooper’s starting base salary will be $65,763. Members and their dependents are eligible for no-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage.

In addition, the Law and Leadership Program is currently accepting applications through April 14. The program is a free camp modeled after police academies for those considering law enforcement careers. The camp is geared toward students ages 18 and above who are enrolled in a high school or vocational law enforcement program, or an accredited college curriculum focused on careers in law enforcement.

Cadets in the program will get a firsthand look at the process of becoming law enforcement officers. The curriculum includes instruction in traffic enforcement and criminal investigations, physical training such as running and swimming, along with time management, self-discipline, and teamwork. The nine-week camp will be held at the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Armory in Hershey, at 1720 Caracas Avenue, every Monday and Wednesday from 8-11:30 a.m., beginning May 15. To apply, contact TFC Clint Long at 717-497-4577 or

Governor Josh Shapiro recognizes that building safer communities starts with ensuring police departments are well-staffed, well-funded, and well-equipped. That’s why the Governor’s commonsense budget proposal includes $16.4 million for four new trooper cadet classes to hire and train 384 new state troopers, and tax credits to recruit and train more police officers across the Commonwealth.

Every Pennsylvanian deserves to be safe and feel safe in their community. The PSP’s active recruitment for upcoming cadet classes and the Law and Leadership Program highlights the department’s commitment to ensuring that the community is safer. Interested applicants should take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of building a safer community.


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

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Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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