Wozniak: Deadline to Apply to be a State Trooper is Dec. 31

Harrisburg Dec. 23, 2015 The deadline to apply to take the February 2016 written exam to be a Pennsylvania state trooper is Dec. 31, according to state Sen. John N. Wozniak (D-Cambria/Clearfield/Bedford).

Those interested in law enforcement who want to qualify to be a state trooper need to apply by December 31 of this year, Wozniak said. Pennsylvania needs high caliber men and women to serve with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Once the written phase of the process is complete, a candidate is called for an oral examination. Additional testing is also required including physical fitness, medical and psychological examinations.

I encourage anyone who meets the age, citizenship and residency requirements to take the test as the first step in the process of becoming a state trooper, Wozniak said.

Individuals must be at least 20 years of age and a citizen of the United States to apply. To be a cadet, a person must be between 21 and 40 years of age, be a resident of Pennsylvania and possess a Pennsylvania drivers license by the time of graduation from the police academy.

An applicant must also have a high school diploma or G.E.D plus 60 credit hours in higher education or an associate degree. Credit hours are waived if the applicant has law enforcement experience or military service with an honorable discharge.

Wozniak said that more information available about the testing and the requirements to be a Pennsylvania state trooper is available at www.patrooper.com. Applications are available and individuals can apply on-line.