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Friday, August 21, 2009

45 New Troopers Graduate From State Police Academy

HARRISBURG (August 21, 2009) --Governor Edward G. Rendell announced that 45 men and women joined the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police today following their graduation from the State Police Academy in Hershey.

"These individuals have received the best possible training and are well prepared to face the challenges of law enforcement," Governor Rendell said. "We are counting on these new troopers to help Pennsylvania better protect its residents and ensure the safety of our communities."

Delaware County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll was principal speaker at the ceremony, which was held at Central Dauphin High School. Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski offered remarks and Cadet Reginald T. Roberson of Pittsburgh spoke on behalf of the cadet class.

Cadet Sean M. Jenary of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, was named the outstanding cadet by his classmates and instructors, receiving the American Legion Award.

Also receiving awards were:

* Cadet Edward A. Knapp of Ulster, Bradford County -- Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award.
* Cadet Gary W. Haskell Jr. of Jackson, Susquehanna County --Charles B. Gesford High Pistol Award;
* Cadet Bradley T. Wolak of Slippery Rock, Butler County --Col. Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award; and
* Cadet Stephen M. Penkala II of York, York County -- John K. Schafer Memorial Physical Fitness Award.

Major John W. Laufer III, director of the state police Bureau of Training and Education, supervised the training of the class, which was the 129th class to graduate from the State Police Academy in Hershey since it opened in 1960.

The graduates, who hail from 30 different counties, have been assigned to seven state police troops across the commonwealth and will report to their stations on Aug. 31. The following new troopers have been assigned to area stations:

Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County
Sean M. Jenary of Punxsutawney, Jefferson County
Roger L. McCloskey of Luthersburg, Clearfield County
Chad E. Savannah of Butler, Butler County


Anonymous said...

Nice article, but where they fail to tell you is that there are more retiring then is coming through the academy. 45 doesn't even come close to covering what they are already missing.

Oh well nothing else, Congrats to the class.

Anonymous said...

Thats just great....

Mr Sarcastic said...

It doesn't really matter...the state can't pay them anyway..

Anonymous said...

welcome to the jungle fellas...

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a few more out partoling the highway. If Rendell would only quit souandering are tax dollars maybe we could pay them.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the graduates! Now if they only could have a job that will actually pay them for their work and time. All the best :0)

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it all three will be stationed at Coudersport

Anonymous said...

great more rookies trying to make a name

buckle up and dont swerve... especailly when they tail gate and all other illegal attempts at pulling you over.... lets not forget trooper biard and the traffic stop hey randy?
bunch of rambos with badges gonna get ya

Anonymous said...

lets hope the graduates take "protect and serve" to heart.

Troopers get a bad name as (lets face it) there are plenty of rotten cops out there (just as there are plenty of rotten ANYBODIES out there).

Every graduate has the chance to be that cop that we all want & need in the neighborhood... as opposed to the one you are afraid to see in your rear view.

Anonymous said...

I've personally dealt with Trooper Baird, he's professional and courteous. I'm glad he, as well as the other troopers, are serving the citizens of Potter County.