Pennsylvania State Police Seeking Cadet Applicants

Applications are now being accepted for those interested in joining the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson. Applications will be accepted online until June 30 for the written examination, which is the first step in the process.

More information on careers with the State Police, eligibility requirements and applications for the written examination can be found and submitted online at

Following the written examination, successful candidates will move on to the oral examination phase. A candidate’s final overall score is based on both the written and oral examinations. Those passing the oral and written exam portions must then successfully complete a physical fitness test, polygraph test, background investigation and medical and psychological evaluations before appointment as a cadet.

Cadets must complete an intense 27-week training course at the State Police Academy in Hershey before they become troopers.  The starting salary for new troopers will be $57,251 as of July 1.


Contact: Justin Leventry, (717) 787-9684

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