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State Police Concerned Over Declining Officer Numbers

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The Pennsylvania State Police worry that as more troopers retire and fewer new cadets come on board, the numbers of officers will fall to a critical level.

“We anticipate retirements expected in the coming years could reduce the number of troopers, by 2015, about 765 fewer than what the department’s authorized complement is,” said Maria Finn, press secretary for the State Police.

This year alone, 180 officers have announced they will be retiring. More than 220 are likely to retire by the end of June, which is higher than the typical average of 150 retirements per year.

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