The Pennsylvania State Police Academy training program is designed to successfully prepare you for a career with the Pennsylvania State Police. The training program is multifaceted and is extremely mentally, emotionally, and physically demanding. Challenges will be presented to you on a daily basis to successfully prepare you for a career as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. It is paramount that you come to the Academy with the appropriate mindset and a well-established fitness foundation in order to successfully complete the Academy
The training sessions with the P.E. Unit are intense and physically demanding. All sessions are geared toward tactical police skills, including but not limited to handcuffing, prisoner control, self-defense, ground fighting, pain compliance tactics, vehicle removal, weapon disarming, and the use of less lethal weapons.
It is the mission of the P.E. Unit that Cadets graduate and start their respective careers in elite physical condition and are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete the tasks faced as a Trooper. Below are several components that prospective Cadets should acknowledge:
Apart from meeting the entry level standards as listed on the website, it is highly suggested that Cadets be able to complete the below listed exercises upon arrival. The P.E. Unit has reasonable expectations that Cadets are able to complete the exercises listed below upon arrival. The ability to complete these challenges will greatly assist the Cadet in successfully participating in the daily training program with the P.E. Unit.
BOTTOM LINE: IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME TO THE ACADEMY BOTH PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY PREPARED. TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO PREPARE YOURSELF WELL IN ADVANCE OF REPORTING TO THE ACADEMY. PROVIDE US WITH A GOOD FOUNDATION OF MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS AND WE WILL HELP MOLD YOU INTO A PENNSYLVANIA STATE TROOPER – A SOLDIER OF THE LAW!