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PA State Police Seeking Cadets

Pennsylvania State Police said the surge in cadet applications last year brought in 175 new officers and dropped vacancies into the double digits for the first time in nearly three decades.

Although recent retirements pushed that number to just under 240, Police Commissioner Christopher Paris said the 158-percent increase in recruitment will fill the gap.

“I’m encouraged by the cadets that I see in the academy,” he told the House Appropriations Committee on March 4. “I believe there are people out there who want to become Pennsylvania state troopers … we shall continue to endeavor to look for...


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