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PSP Cadet Testing Announcements

Applications submitted October 1, 2020 – April 1, 2021 - selection cycle 6015:

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has begun accepting applications for the position of State Police Cadet for the 6015 selection cycle on October 1, 2020.  Currently, the 6015 cycle will close at 11:59 pm on April 1, 2021.  Written exams have not been scheduled at this time, so please check back for updates.  Applicants in the 6015 Cadet selection cycle will be processed for Cadet classes no earlier than January 2023.  Please keep in mind that PSP Cadet selection procedures and timeframes are subject to change at any time based upon the needs of the Department.

Applicants are required to submit a new application for each testing cycle.  Applicants wishing to participate in future examinations are advised to complete a new application on our website at www.employment.pa.gov.

For more information or to speak with a recruiter, please visit http://www.patrooper.com.

Thank you for your interest.

Applications submitted August 1, 2019 – September 9, 2020 - selection cycle 6014:

Pennsylvania State Police Cadet Written Examinations have concluded as of September 30, 2020.  Results were emailed to candidates October 22, 2020 advising them the 2100 highest scoring candidates are eligible to advance to the next step in the selection process – the PSP Cadet oral examination.  Please note that actual examination scores are not released, rather rankings are disclosed.  If you did not receive an email or if you need the email sent to you again, please email ra-pypsdcentrylevel@pa.gov.

The oral examination is tentatively scheduled for April 2021 and will be held in will be held in DuBois, Harrisburg, King of Prussia, Monroeville, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Candidates who passed will receive further instructions for scheduling no later than March 2021.  Please keep in mind that PSP Cadet selection procedures and timeframes are subject to change at any time based upon the needs of the Department. 

If you have any questions related to the application process, please contact the Public Safety Human Resource Delivery Center, Specialized PSP Placement Section by email at ra-pypsdcentrylevel@pa.gov.

 

 Applications submitted July 1, 2018 to July 15, 2019 - selection cycle 6013:

Pennsylvania State Police Cadet Oral Examinations were administered from September 27, 2019 through October 1, 2019 and have now concluded.  Final results were emailed to candidates on Wednesday, October 8, 2019. 

Applicants ranked in the top 500 have been further processed for potential appointment.  Applicants ranked 801-900 were referred to a polygraph examiner in November/December 2020, for possible placement in a June/July 2021 Cadet class.  Those not selected for the June/July 2021 class will be processed for a future class.  

Applicants ranked 801 through 1670 will remain on the 6013 eligibility list, with the possibility of further processing based on Department needs.   Eligible candidates will be processed for Cadet classes no earlier than June 2021. Please keep in mind that Cadet selection procedures and timeframes are subject to change at any time based upon the needs of the Department.   

The eligibility list remains in effect until it is superseded by the 6014 Cadet eligibility list.  Applicants are required to submit a new application for each testing cycle.  Applicants wishing to participate in future examinations are advised to complete a new application on our website at www.employment.pa.gov.

Since qualified candidates receive communications by email, it is important that contact information is current. To update contact information, candidates should contact the Public Safety Human Resource Delivery Center, Specialized PSP Placement Section (SPPS) with updated information at ra-pypsdcentrylevel@pa.gov.  

Questions regarding the Cadet selection process may be directed by email to ra-pypsdccadet@pa.gov.  Questions regarding the testing process which are not answered on the PSP website may be directed by email to ra-pypsdcentrylevel@pa.gov.

 

Applications submitted January 3, 2018 to June 30, 2018 - selection cycle 6012

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) entry-level law enforcement written examination for the position of Cadet was administered in August 2018 and an oral examination concluded in October 2018.  Rankings were announced via email.
 
Questions related to the written and oral examination should be referred to the Public Safety Human Resource Delivery Center, Specialized PSP Placement Section (SPPS), by email at ra-pypsdcentrylevel@pa.gov.
 
Applicants ranked on the 6012 Cadet eligibility list may be invited for further processing in rank order, according to the Department's needs.  The 6012 Cadet eligibility list will remain in effect until superseded by the 6013 Cadet eligibility list.

The Pennsylvania State Police is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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