Harrisburg, June 26, 2015 – State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola today said people have until June 30 to apply for a job with the Pennsylvania State Police.

“Becoming a state police trooper is a great opportunity for women and men interested in law enforcement careers,” Boscola said. “Those who graduate from the state police academy receive a starting salary of $57,251.”

Boscola said people can find information on a state police career, obtain an application and apply on-line at www.patrooper.com. Those who make it past the application stage will be invited to take a written examination in August.

Following the written examination, successful candidates take an oral examination. A candidate’s final overall score is based on both the written and oral examinations. Those who successfully emerge from the examination process must pass a physical fitness test, polygraph test, background investigation and medical and psychological evaluations before being appointed as a cadet.

Cadets must also complete an intense 27-week training course before they become troopers.

To apply, applicants must:

  • Be at least 20-years-old when they apply; and be between 21 and 40 by the date they become a state police cadet.
  • Possess a high school diploma or a GED certificate, plus an associate’s degree or 60 semester credit hours at an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application. Certain waivers to the education requirement are available.

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