PA State Police Undermanned Due To Budget Cuts

From WJACTV

HARRISBURGPennsylvania State Police said they have nearly 300 trooper positions vacant and they don’t know when they’ll have the money to graduate a new cadet class because of state budget cuts.

State police funding has been cut $9.1 million this year and the training of any new officers is on hold. Lt. Myra Taylor, a state police spokeswoman, said the force is waiting for the go-ahead to train a new cadet class.

Taylor said Commissioner Frank Pawlowski is working with Gov. Ed Rendell’s office to try to find the money to fund more training.

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