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 138th Cadet Class will commence training on January 6, 2014 with 120 Cadets. Appointment letters have been released to applicants fully processed and awaiting appointment from prior Eligibility Lists. Applicants who reported for Physical Readiness Testing in November 2013 will be considered for appointment to future Cadet classes. Applicants may update their contact information by sending an e-mail to the Officer Placement Section at email@example.com including full name, last four digits of the Social Security Number (at minimum), and any other information to be updated. - Updated 12/20/2013
Current State Police Cadet Testing Announcements - Updated 2/19/2014
Current Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee Testing Announcements - Updated 12/9/2013
Cadet Selection Procedures
Apply online at https://www.pspcadet.state.pa.us
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.
Apply online at https://www.pspleot.state.pa.us
Contact a Recruiter for further information
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
On the Web: Bureau of Human Resources Overview
The Pennsylvania State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer