Va. State Police seeking new cadets

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Applications are being accepted for the next Virginia State Police academy training.

A qualified candidate must be at least 21, be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver's license, and have a minimum of a high school degree or GED.

Applicants will be notified by mail of dates for physical and written tests.

Trainees earn a full salary of about $36,000 with benefits. At the end of a 12-month probationary period, the salary increases to about $40,500.

A question-and-answer session for prospective female candidates will be held Saturday at the State Police Training Academy in Richmond.