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The Pennsylvania State Police is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to promoting public confidence in the Department's integrity and professional excellence.  It is the policy of the Department to proactively seek the most qualified candidates from the diverse cultural, gender, and ethnic backgrounds of the citizens of this Commonwealth.

While designated members are specifically assigned to recruit applicants, the best recruiting strategy that we can employ is through the positive attitude and demeanor of every person within the Pennsylvania State Police

The Pennsylvania State Police is an equal opportunity employer that seeks a diverse workforce, which reflects the communities we serve, while ensuring equal opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment.

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Your career of a lifetime begins here! - Apply via our  online application.


A WRITTEN EXAMINATION PREPARATION GUIDE; list of Frequently Asked Questions; and instructions for submitting Veterans' Preference Points can be found at:


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Note: The 6013 Testing Cycle has been extended to July 15, 2019 and all qualifying applicants within the above testing cycle will be projected to enter the Academy no earlier than March 2020 (6013 Testing Cycle will consist of applicants from July 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019). 

On January 2, 2019, the Civil Service Commission will start offering the Pennsylvania State Police written examination more frequently at authorized locations.  In short, applicants will have the benefit of choosing a conducive date and time to complete their written examination prior to July 31, 2019.