The Pennsylvania State Police offers challenging and rewarding career opportunities for those who are committed to serving the public. Positions include Troopers, Liquor Enforcement Officers, Police Communications Operators, Forensic Specialists, and many other civilian jobs.
Cadet Classes - The 137th Cadet Class is tentatively scheduled to commence in August 2013. The size and exact date of this class has not been determined. Applicants participating in the May 2013 written examination will not be in consideration for this class. The Tentative Processing Schedule for applicants who reported for Physical Readiness Testing in October 2012 has been modified. All applicants may expect to have their background investigation results by June 28, 2013. All applicants who are approved by the Background Investigation Screening Panel may expect to have their Medical/Psychological Processing during Summer 2013. Candidates are encouraged to review the Cadet Selection Procedures (link available below). Applicants may update their contact information by sending an e-mail to the Officer Placement Section at firstname.lastname@example.org including full name, last four digits of the Social Security Number (at minimum), and any other information to be updated. - Updated 04/10/2013Current State Police Cadet Testing Announcements - Updated 04/12/2013
Current Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee Testing Announcements - Updated 04/12/2013
Pennsylvania State Trooper - Learn about the salary, benefits, and career as a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper. For more information about being a Trooper and having the career of a lifetime, please visit our recruitment site - www.PATrooper.com. Additionally, you may contact one of the Pennsylvania State Police Recruiters or contact us via our Toll Free Number: 1-877-PACADET.
State Police Cadet - Prior to becoming a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper, all recruits enter the PSP Academy under the rank of Cadet. A State Police Cadet is a person who has been appointed to complete the basic training necessary to become a Pennsylvania State Police Trooper. Both Cadets and Troopers must meet the Department's Eligibility Requirements and pass the Cadet Selection Procedures.
Liquor Enforcement Officers - Learn about the salary, benefits, and career as a Liquor Enforcement Officer. Liquor Enforcement Officers are responsible for conducting investigations performed through undercover operations and open inspections of licensed or unlicensed liquor establishments. They have the power and duty to arrest for violations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code and specific Crimes Code-related offenses.
Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee - Prior to becoming a Liquor Enforcement Officer, all trainees enter a 13-15 week training period. The training is purposely designed to eliminate any applicant who does not possess the necessary intelligence, emotional stability, or physical stamina to meet the requirements. Both Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainees and Liquor Enforcement Officers must meet the Department's Eligibility Requirements and pass the Selection Procedures.
Civilian Employment - Gaining civilian employment with the Pennsylvania State Police and thus, the Commonwealth, is different from gaining employment with a private organization/company. Job titles are designated as being either Non-Civil Service or Civil Service. This designation determines the applicable placement procedures for a given classification.
Police Communications Operators - Work involves receiving, dispatching and coordinating communications at a Pennsylvania State Police installation. These positions are staffed twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week, including weekends and holidays. The annual salary is $36,616.00 as of July 1, 2012.
Forensic Laboratory Career Opportunities - The Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Forensic Services provides unique career opportunities for the analysis of criminal evidence. Positions include: Civilian Forensic Scientist, and Enlisted Forensic Examiners.
Interns, Associates, and Trainees - The Pennsylvania State Police employs several types of interns, associates, and trainees depending on its operational needs and budget constraints. Currently, the Department has limited participation in these programs due to budget constraints.
Contacting the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Human Resources
Pennsylvania State Police
Bureau of Human Resources
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
Fax: (717) 772-1436
Cadet/Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee Testing
Cadet Processing or Employment Inquiries
Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee Processing or Employment Inquiries
On the Web: Bureau of Human Resources Overview
The Pennsylvania State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer