81 Cadets Graduate from PSP Academy, Receive New Trooper Assignments

After completing approximately 27 weeks of intense training and schooling, Colonel Christopher L. Paris, Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), is applauding 81 new Troopers who graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy today.

“I am extremely proud of the hard work, determination, and resilience these cadets demonstrated to complete the rigorous training at the Academy,” said Col. Paris. “This class will help their fellow Troopers in PSP uphold our commitment to keep communities across our great Commonwealth safe.”

During the ceremony for the 169th graduating class, which was held at LCBC Church in Manheim, six cadets received the following special awards and recognition:

  • Conner J. Jones: American Legion Award for all-around academic, physical, ethical, and moral qualifications;
  • Tyler K. Hewett: Gesford High Pistol Award for the highest score on the department’s pistol qualification course;
  • Lance R. Klingler: John K. Schafer Memorial Award for the highest combined score on a series of physical skills tests;
  • Daniel J. Evans: Colonel Paul J. Chylak Memorial Driver Proficiency Award for the highest proficiency in driver safety training;
  • Jessica L. Swabowicz: Daniel F. Dunn High Scholastic Award for the highest level of academic achievement in the class;
  • Christian E. Leonarski: Colonel Ronald M. Sharpe Leadership Award for exemplifying the qualities of leadership.