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Possible layoffs for PA State Police

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by trdvet, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. trdvet


    Oct 2, 2004
    News Link

    Any official word Deer Predator?
  2. tusk212


    Jan 31, 2004
    Central PA
    If they do this, it's not going to be good. They are running super low staffed as it is. I hope it is just a scare tactic because it is contract time. I rely on these guys for back up and they are solid guys.

  3. JDR


    Oct 29, 2005
    I work in CA but flew to PA last year for a rape case where the statute was set to expire. The PSP who assisted me were terrific. They even picked me up from the airport and took me to my hotel so I didn't have to rent a car. If any of those guys are reading this thanks again, he pled to 30 years.
  4. For DP's sake, I hope this is just a barganing tactic.

    If anything, the class may just be smaller than previously planned. If you have any contacts, it wouldn't hurt to ask about making sure you're in that smaller class.

    In LE, you can never count on anything good until it's actually in your hands. So you just have to Hang In There, man!
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011
  5. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    Then-Governor Rod Blagojevich in Illinois (who is now about to head off to 14 years in federal prison) played these games with the Illinois State Police. One year he threatened to lay off the entire agency except his security detail. Another year they said the current academy class was going to be sent home, then last year it was going to be 300 troopers and 3-4 district offices being eliminated. None of it ever happened, and the state legislature magically found some loophole or "hidden money" right before the deadline every time. Hopefully this is the case for PA as well.
  6. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

    Jul 18, 2007
    I will never understand the logic of giving free stuff to worthless non-productive trash, while not being able to afford necessary services. Next time they need a cop or a fireman, maybe they should call some welfare bum????

    The choice seems simple ....cut welfare to make up for shortfalls in the DPS budget.
  7. BailRecoveryAgent

    BailRecoveryAgent Rude Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Oh how sweet that would be.
  8. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    Hope it all works out DP.. That would suck.
  9. scottydl


    May 31, 2005
    The Middle
    You silly person... that means the welfare portion of our society would actually have to go BE PRODUCTIVE and possibly even GET A JOB. Can you imagine?????
  10. Not anymore. No. Reality is here.
  11. rdrkt


    Feb 28, 2005
    Im not a PSP expert by any means. But If they laid off 500 troopers I think it would be something like everyone they've hired from 06 on and that's just not feasible. Especially with all the troopers getting ready to retire over the next few years.
  12. tusk212


    Jan 31, 2004
    Central PA
    They are so low on Troopers now, it's not even funny. I know for a while (it think it was for a couple years, some years ago) they held off on academy classes. That put them behind the curve and if they start layoffs and not replacing those retiring, which is a lot, they will be in trouble.
  13. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    This is what politicians do when they want to punish the voters for not yielding to their requests for more money.

    Absolutely stupid to layoff emergency/fire personnel, but no one said politicians are smart.(see Biden's latest comments)
  14. No kidding! That did that crap here in WV three years ago when I was getting into LE. Just about canceled my class, then we were going to be the last for a few years. Suddenly they've got money and have been running classes regularly...
  15. Being there is a class in the PA state police academy now, I would say this is a smoke screen.

    At least I hope so..