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PSP Cadet Testing Announcements

 

Applications submitted August 1, 2019 – January 31, 2021 - selection cycle 6014:

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) began accepting applications for the position of State Police Cadet for the 6014 selection cycle on August 1, 2019. The 6014 cycle will close at 11:59 pm on January 31, 2021 and written examinations may be taken through February 12, 2021. Applicants in the 6014 Cadet selection cycle will be processed for Cadet classes no earlier than January 2022.  

To ensure the safety of test takers and staff, and in keeping with the Governor's efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please be advised that all Test Centers will be closed until further notice.   You may visit the Test Center website at https://www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Test%20Centers/Pages/default.aspx for the latest updates regarding their closures.  You can also check back here for updates regarding scheduling the written exam.  For those that need to reschedule or have not been able to schedule yet, please be assured that you will be notified by our Office and provided further instructions once additional scheduling and testing is available.

Please be advised that if you have already participated in the written examination your current test results will remain active for the duration of this cycle.  It is expected that Applicants from this selection cycle may anticipate being notified no later than March 2021 regarding whether or not their written examination score qualifies them to be invited to the oral interview phase of the hiring process, which is tentatively scheduled in April 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. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. If you have any questions, please contact us at ra-pypsdcentrylevel@pa.gov.   Thank you.

 

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 were referred to a polygraph examiner in early October 2019, for possible placement in the June 2020 Cadet class.  Those not selected for the June 2020 class will be processed for a future class.  

Applicants ranked 501 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 January 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 https://www.pspapplynow.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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