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Student Trooper Program

The American Legion, Department of Massachusetts, Inc. sponsors a Student Trooper Program in cooperation with the State Police Academy annually.

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The 2023 Student Trooper Program will hold two 4 day sessions Thursday, August 10 thru Sunday, August 13, 2023 and Thursday, August 17 thru Sunday, August 20, 2023.

The Student Trooper Program is designed to give an opportunity to understand what jobs in law enforcement look like, what's involved in our training, and to expose those interested to the everyday demands that a career in law enforcement entails.



This program is open to high school students ages 15-17 that are in good scholastic standing. They must be of demonstrated good moral character and present a well-groomed appearance with hair neatly trimmed (females-arranged) and males must be clean shaven in accordance with policies of the State Police Academy.

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

Participants must complete the application by the date listed. Additionally, as part of the application process, a physical examination will be required. A medical form requiring a doctor's signature will be required upon your acceptance to the program.


2023 Student Trooper Program Acceptance Documents

The below documents are for those individuals who have received acceptance notification from the Department of State Police for the 2023 Student Trooper Program.

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Contact for Student Trooper Program


(508) 867-1100


340 West Brookfield Road, New Braintree, MA 01531

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