Cadets must successfully complete 27 weeks of training at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey before they become state troopers. In addition to the February class, Corbett's budget proposes 115 cadets beginning training in August, 60 cadets beginning in November, and 115 cadets beginning in April 2014.
By hiring and training new civilian dispatchers, troopers will be able to return to patrol and other law enforcement duties.
"My forthcoming budget will present a number of other initiatives, from education to transportation to expanding the economy while streamlining and modernizing state government. But public safety must underpin each of these advances if we are truly to serve the public good,'' Corbett said.
Corbett will provide more details about the full 2013-14 budget proposal in early February.For more information, visit www.pa.gov. Media contact: Janet Kelley, Governor's Office, 717-783-1116 Maria A. Finn or Trooper Adam Reed, State Police, 717-783-5556 SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor