Cheating probe underway at Pennsylvania state police academy

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 4, 2016 1:35 PM

The Pennsylvania State Police Barracks photographed in Loganville on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016. (Photo: Jason Plotkin, York Daily Record)

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's state police commissioner says an investigation into possible cheating at the state police academy started in December and has involved dozens of interviews and an extensive collection of evidence.

Commissioner Tyree Blocker's statement Thursday gave no other details about what he called a ``full and comprehensive'' investigation by the Internal Affairs unit.

It comes a day after Gov. Tom Wolf indirectly confirmed news reports of an investigation. Wolf said cheating is ``absolutely unacceptable'' and that if it went on ``people will pay the price.''

Blocker didn't say whether any cadets in one of the two current academy classes or state troopers have been disciplined or dismissed as part of the probe.

Cadets get $600 a week for the nearly seven months of training.

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