Washington State Patrol seeks 60 trooper cadets

April 20, 2012

NEW — 10:05 a.m. April 20, 2012

Washington State Patrol leaders need 60 trooper cadets — and fast.

The agency just received approval to run the 101st academy class in state patrol history. The class is scheduled to start in October, as the milestone 100th class concludes.

“We hear of agencies hiring five or six at a time, and we’re trying to find 60 top-notch people in just a couple of months,” said Capt. Jeff DeVere, commander of the state patrol’s Human Resources Division. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for anyone considering a career in law enforcement.”

But potential recruits need to act fast. The state patrol is testing candidates in late April and early May.

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