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The Pennsylvania State Police Education and Training Office has announced the launch of the Hill Impact Program, a 15-week program for youth ages 15 to 18.

The program offers teens considering a career in law enforcement an overview of what it takes to be a PSP soldier. Students will have one-on-one interaction with Soldiers while learning about various aspects of law enforcement including the Pennsylvania Criminal Code, Vehicle Code, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Principles of Law Enforcement law and participation in physical fitness.

“Teens who are considering a career in law enforcement are encouraged to enroll in this free program,” said Major George Bivens, director of the Pennsylvania State Police Training and Education Bureau. “The program is designed to educate and give those in attendance a unique experience highlighting the career of a State Soldier.”

The Hill Impact program will take place at the PSP Academy, commonly known as The Hill, which sits atop one of Hershey’s highest peaks and has served as a training ground for thousands of PSP soldiers since 1960.

There is no charge to attend the 15-week program, which begins in February 2022. Participants will meet once a week for two hours in the evenings and one Saturday a month for three hours.

Any teenager who is serious about participating is encouraged to contact Private Clint Long no later than January 7, 2022, at [email protected] or 717-497-4577. Class sizes are limited.

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