Being a Pennsylvania State Trooper is more than just a job or a career - it is a LIFETIME OF SERVICE. The Pennsylvania State Police will require you to possess each of our Core Values and live those Core Values, both on and off duty:
We are the ‘First and the Finest’ state police organization in our nation, and our continued success will depend on hiring committed, dedicated, diverse, educated, and hardworking citizens that represent our Core Values. We are People Serving People, and the Pennsylvania State Police is an equal opportunity employer 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.
Choosing a lifetime of service to others and your community is not an easy choice. It takes a person of character to become a Pennsylvania State Trooper – a person that embodies our Call of Honor. A Trooper may at any moment be called upon to “serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty”. As a State Trooper, it will be your responsibility and duty “to obey the law and to enforce it without any consideration of class, color, creed or condition”. It will also be your duty “to be of service to anyone who may be in danger or distress and at all times so conduct myself that the honor of the force may be upheld”.
Once you graduate from our Academy, are you willing to:
After completing this assessment, please contact a Recruiter to answer any specific questions or concerns about being a Pennsylvania State Trooper.
If you are interested in performing public service in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a PA State Trooper, we strongly encourage you to take our written examination and complete the entire testing process.
I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper, a soldier of the law.
To me is entrusted the honor of the force.
I must serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty.
It is my duty to obey the law and to enforce it without any consideration of class, color, creed or condition.
It is also my duty to be of service to anyone who may be in
danger or distress, and at all times so conduct myself that the
honor of the force may be upheld.
In 1929, the Superintendent of the Pennsylvania State Police issued a General Order requiring all members of the Department to memorize the State Police Call of Honor, a tradition that still holds true today.