In October 1971, the first female applicant was accepted as a Cadet in the Pennsylvania State Police.

On July 7, 1972. A history making cadet class of 14 women graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and joined the Trooper ranks.
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Female Troopers were required to wear skirts and service hats called "beanies and newspapers referred to them as "Trooperettes". Evenutally the department issued them trousers a campaign hat and a regular tie. This change in uniform was a morale booster and allowed them to integrate uniformly into the ranks of the department  
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