Pennsylvania welcomes 96 new state troopers

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Pennsylvania welcomed 96 new state troopers on Friday.

The 154th cadet class graduated in Harrisburg. Hundreds of friends, family, and members of law enforcement members congratulated them.

Now, the Pennsylvania State Police has just under 4,500 troopers.      

The cadets trained for 27 weeks for the special day. 

“It’s very rigorous both physically and mentally,” said Trooper Brent Miller, a state police spokesman. “Besides all of the physical and mental training they do, they do regular school training as well to learn all the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

The new troopers will have a week off to head to their respective stations across the commonwealth. 

They’ll start duty the following Monday.

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