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REQUIREMENTS


General Requirements

Age Requirement – Applicants must be at least 20 years of age on or before the date the application is completed. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and cannot have reached their 40th birthday prior to or on the date of appointment as a State Police Cadet.

Residency and Citizenship Requirement – Applicant must possess a valid driver's license from any state upon appointment as a Pennsylvania State Police Cadet. Applicant must be a resident of Pennsylvania and possess a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license at the time of graduation. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application.

Educational Requirement - Applicants must possess a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Certificate plus an Associate's Degree or 60 semester credit hours in an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application. Only one waiver per candidate, as follows, is allowed:

  • Sixty semester credit hours waived for the applicant with four full years of any law enforcement experience that encompasses the powers of arrest under State and/or Federal Law. Determination of relevant law enforcement experience to be made by the Pennsylvania State Police on a case-by-case basis.

  • Sixty semester credit hours are waived for those applicants with at least four years of full active military duty with an honorable discharge.

  • Thirty semester credit hours waived for the applicant with two full years of any law enforcement experience that encompasses the powers of arrest under State and/or Federal Law. Determination of relevant law enforcement experience to be made by the Pennsylvania State Police on a case-by-case basis.

  • Thirty semester credit hours are waived for those applicants with at least two years of full active military duty with an honorable discharge.
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