HARRISBURG, June 24, 2016 –- State Lisa Boscola today said area residents that are interested in becoming a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper have until June 30 to apply.

“The Pennsylvania State Police is a very old and proud police agency that offers troopers a wide range of diverse opportunities and law enforcement specialties,” Boscola said. “It’s a great career with outstanding pay and benefits.”

She noted that the starting salary for a State Police Trooper is $58,962 and includes extensive health care benefits.

Boscola said that those interested in becoming a trooper can go to www.PATrooper.com to obtain an application or more information on the job. She added that the department has been reaching out to women and minorities to help diversify its ranks.

Those who successfully pass the examination process must complete a physical fitness test, polygraph test, background investigation and medical and psychological evaluations before appointment as a State Police cadet.

Boscola said the final step of the process requires cadets to complete an intense 27-week State Police training course before they become troopers.

The State Police currently has 4,380 enlisted officers. Formed in 1905, the state police has stations located throughout the state and patrols over 1,700 municipalities, the turnpike and various interstates.

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