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Pennsylvania State Police

Pennsylvania State Police


The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is dedicated to keeping our communities safe, inspiring public trust and confidence through effective 21st century policing strategies, which include recruiting, developing, training, and retaining a skilled workforce, relative to the Commonwealth’s rich diversity, that leverages technological innovation and effective community partnerships.

The core purpose of the PSP is to seek justice, preserve peace, and improve the quality of life for all. As such, the Department has established the core values of Honor, Service, Integrity, Respect, Trust, Courage and Duty, and is seeking applicants who possess these traits and conduct themselves accordingly.

Exam Authorization and Scheduling

Before you can schedule your written examination appointment, you must first submit an online application with the PSP and meet the applicable eligibility requirements. You will not be able to schedule your exam until Pearson VUE receives authorization from PSP. Once you are authorized, you will receive an authorization to test email from Pearson VUE that will provide instructions on how to schedule your exam. This email will be sent to the email address provided on your application.

Individuals who have not completed an application and are interested in participating in the selection process, are advised to visit the website

Additional information on scheduling and what to expect when you report to the test center can be found in the PSP Candidate Handbook.

Contact Information

Pennsylvania State Police
Public Safety Human Resource Delivery Center
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110

Available downloads

Downloads Stock number Format Size
Candidate Handbook 533900 PDF 297 KB
Last updated 2021-07-21