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Pa. State Police Woo Military Veterans with Credit for Experience

December 19, 2013  | 

The Pennsylvania State Police hope to entice active military personnel, veterans, and full-time cops to join its ranks by allowing them to replace college credits with work experience, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Gov. Tom Corbett announced on Wednesday that, effective immediately, state police cadets can get a waiver on some, or all, of required college credits if they served in the military or law enforcement for a certain amount of time. State police hope to entice active military personnel, veterans and full-time cops to join its ranks by allowing them to replace college credits with work experience.

"The veterans we are trying to reach have the skill set, discipline and training which could lead to an easy transition from the military to law enforcement," he said, "but many excellent candidates who come out of the military have been excluded because they do not meet the current college eligibility requirements."


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