State Police See Cadet Applications Rise With Updated Standards

The Pennsylvania State Police are heralding a significant increase in applications for its most recent cadet selection cycle. The uptick in applications this cycle is the second since Gov. Josh Shapiro waived a college credit requirement for applicants. Each three-month cycle corresponds with a new incoming cadet class.

The latest cycle, from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31, saw 1,830 applicants for the state trooper’s exam. That’s an increase from 1,545 applicants during the first cycle after the governor’s edict. There were 1,374 applicants in the final cycle before the college credit requirement was waived.

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