New State Police Graduates Assigned to Skippack
HERSHEY PA – Two of 59 cadets who graduated Thursday (Dec. 23, 2021) among members of the 162nd graduating class at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey have been assigned to begin their service as troopers at the Troop K Barracks in Skippack, state police Commissioner Col. Robert Evanchick announced.
Joining Troop K at the Skippack complex are Rebecca L. Lengvarsky and Kole S. Rodrigues, the commissioner reported. Additionally assigned to Troop K, but at its Philadelphia barracks, are Nathanael Fre, Nicholas T. Fusco, Lucas P. Metzger, Anthony J. Pickens, and Andrew Tsai, Evanchick said.
“All of the men and women we celebrated today obtained the most important rank, the rank of Trooper,” Evanchick noted. “The long-standing tradition of providing the finest police services throughout the commonwealth is now bestowed upon them. May they all uphold the service, integrity, respect, trust, courage, and duty of the force.”
For the first time since December 2019, according to the academy, its graduation ceremony returned to the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Harrisburg. A limited number of family members were allowed to attend, but the event also was live-streamed on the academy Facebook page.
Five cadets received special awards and recognition. They included Cadet Matthew J. Condrad, who spoke on behalf of the graduating class, and who also received The American Legion Award, presented to the most outstanding cadet in recognition of all-around academic, physical, ethical, and moral qualifications. Condrad also won the Sgt. Charles B. Gesford Award, presented to the cadet who scored the highest on the department’s pistol qualification course.
In addition to the seven cadets assigned to both Troop K locations, Evanchick also reported that:
Troop A in Greensburg was assigned one cadet; Troop B, Belle Vernon, 5 cadets; Troop B, Uniontown, 10; Troop B, Pittsburgh, 2; Troop B, Waynesburg, 2; Troop C, Lewis Run, 2; Troop C, Punxsutawney, 2; Troop C, Ridgway, 1; Troop D, Kittanning, 3; Troop E, Corry, 1; Troop E, Erie, 1; Troop E, Girard, 2; Troop F, Coudersport, 2; Troop F, Stonington, 1; Troop H, Chambersburg, 4; Troop H, Harrisburg, 2; Troop J, Avondale, 2; Troop J, Lancaster, 1; Troop J, York, 1; Troop P, Laporte, 2; and Troop P, Towanda, 5.
Photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police website PATrooper.com