PA State Police Undermanned Due To Budget Cuts


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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