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The academy investigation could hurt recent efforts to replenish and diversify the ranks by winnowing the current cadet class and discouraging potential future recruits from taking on the rigorous six-month training, sources within and outside the agency told Penn Live.
"These guys already have a difficult enough time," said a source within the agency who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The most important issue to be dealt with was the shoulder patch itself.
the Troopers made numerous suggestions for changes to the uniforms of the State Troopers, most notably, an entirely unique patch to define and separate State Troopers from the officers of other agencies.
In Pennsylvania, state troopers can retire with a partial pension after 20 years of service or a full pension after 25 years. Tim Mahoney, a Democrat who represents rural Fayette County. "What do you do if it's been going on for two or three years?