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Apply for the Student Trooper Program

Here you can learn how to apply for the annual Student Trooper Program.
Applications for the 2024 Program are due April 28, 2024.

State Police Academy

The Details   of Apply for the Student Trooper Program

What you need   for Apply for the Student Trooper Program

To be eligible, you must be:

  • A high school student between the age of 15-17
  • In good scholastic standing
  • Of good moral character
  • Present a well-groomed appearance with hair neatly trimmed (females arranged) and males must be clean shaven.

This program consists of rigorous training and physical stress in a paramilitary-type academy setting.  The Youth Cadet Law Enforcement Student Trooper Program is open to all, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, or nationality.

A physical examination is required. A medical form requiring a doctor’s signature will be required upon your acceptance to the program. Additional information will be provided at that time.

Fees   for Apply for the Student Trooper Program

The fee for the 2024 program is $350.00

Please make checks payable to: American Legion, Department of Massachusetts and mark "Youth Cadet" and student's last name in the bottom left-hand corner.

Note: The Massachusetts American Legion will, under certain circumstances, sponsor applicant's fees. Please contact them at (617) 727-2966 for further details.

How to apply   Apply for the Student Trooper Program

Please mail completed applications and checks to:

Mrs. Shelley Pratt

Massachusetts State Police Academy

340 West Brookfield Road

New Braintree, MA 01531

Attn: Student Trooper Program

More info   for Apply for the Student Trooper Program

Candidates that are accepted into the program will be provided information on the required equipment and the required medical forms. Those candidates that are not accepted into the program will be notified and the sponsoring fee check will be returned.

No refunds will be authorized for those that do not show up or for a student leaving the program prior to its conclusion.

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Contact   for Apply for the Student Trooper Program

340 West Brookfield Road, New Braintree, MA 01531
(508) 867-1100

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