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February 07, 2014
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

Three SRU graduates earn Pa. State Police officer rank

Three members of today's Pennsylvania State Police Academy graduating class of 100 cadets are Slippery Rock University criminology and criminal justice majors.

The ceremony for the 137th class was hosted at a high school near the PSP headquarters in Hershey.

The SRU graduates sworn in as the newest state police officers are:
•       Chad Resetar, a 2012 graduate;
•       Cody Williams, a May 2013 graduate, and;
•       Jessica Clouse, a May 2013 graduate.

All three are being assigned to Troop E, which covers Warren, Venango, Crawford and Erie counties.
The cadet's academy work included a 27-week physical and academic training program.

Since 1993, the PSP has been the largest internationally accredited law enforcement agency in the world. It is one of the largest police departments in the country, with a complement of 4,677 troopers and 1,685 civilian support staff.

Since its inception in 1905, the department has been dedicated to providing world-class service to its police partners and the citizens and visitors of the commonwealth.

The department's duties include uniform patrol, crash investigation, criminal investigation and response to incidents. Officers provide primary police coverage in more than 1,200 municipalities on a permanent basis, accounting for more than 60 percent of the commonwealth's municipalities.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.