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Lt. Richard J. Nesbitt
Lt. Richard J. Nesbitt
Commander, Recruitment Services Section

Pennsylvania State Police
Bureau of Training and Education
175 E. Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033


"I have spent the last 22 years of my life as a member of the Pennsylvania State Police, having served as a Patrol Unit Trooper, warrant Trooper, Firearms Instructor at the State Police Academy in Hershey, Police Skills driving Instructor at the Academy, Patrol Unit Supervisor, Staff Services Section Supervisor, and now in my current role as the Recruitment Services Section Commander.

Having personally served as an instructor in both the Firearms and Police Skills Units at the Academy, I can attest to the fact that the State Police Academy standards are high, and the training is physically and mentally grueling; but it is well worth it. The Pennsylvania State Police offers a substantial benefits package, as well as a generous salary with pay raises throughout your career.

The Pennsylvania State Police is made up of various organizational segments consisting of the following: Executive and Administrative Offices; Bureau of Communications and Information Services; Bureau of Criminal Investigation; Bureau of Emergency and Special Operations; Bureau of Forensic Services; Bureau of Gaming Enforcement; Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards; Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement; Bureau of Patrol; Bureau of Records and Identification; Bureau of Research and Development; Bureau of Staff Services; Bureau of Training and Education; Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission; and Field Operations (which consists of 16 Troops). As you can see, there are many opportunities for growth within your employment with the Pennsylvania State Police. Joining the Department has been one of the best decisions of my life.

It is my mission as the Recruitment Services Section Commander to recruit outstanding individuals to proudly serve within The Pennsylvania State Police which promotes diversity, public trust, integrity, confidence and professional excellence in law enforcement.

Do you have what it takes to become a member of the first and finest; the Pennsylvania State Police? If so, please contact a Recruiter today!"

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