In partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pearson VUE, the Berry Solutions Group invite you to attend a 30-minute webinar to learn more about PSP’s Entry Level Cadet & Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee exam. All PSP applicants, as well as those considering applying, are encouraged to register for a virtual information session. Please note, this webinar series has been created for educational purposes only and is not a PSP application requirement.
Individuals who have not completed a PSP application and would like to participate in the selection process, please visit the PA employment website at: www.employment.pa.gov.
Webinar Topics include:
· Cadet eligibility requirements
· Exam content overview
· How and where to schedule your exam
· Test center locations
· What to expect post-exam
· Q&A Session
PSP Cadet Testing Announcements: https://www.psp.pa.gov/employment/Pages/PSP-Cadet-Testing-Announcements.aspx
Schedule your PSP exam through Pearson VUE at: Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) :: Pearson VUE
Review everything you need to know in preparation for your PSP exam at: https://home.pearsonvue.com/Publications/533900.aspx
William “Bill” Ray (Police advocate and former Pennsylvania Police Officer)
After 25 years in Law Enforcement, Bill was determined to teach others the necessary skills to respond to and survive an emergency.
Bill’s journey began in January of 1989, when he took a position as 911 Dispatcher with the Cambria County 911 Center. During this time, Bill learned how much he valued the need to help others and focused that need toward becoming a police officer.
In June 1993, Bill graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy and was stationed in Montoursville, PA. While completing his first assignment with the Patrol Unit, Bill began the process of building his network – working closely with local, state, and federal agencies.
In June of 1996 Bill was reassigned to the Indiana, PA barracks, followed by the Ebensburg, PA barracks, and finally landing in Indiana as a Criminal Investigator, where he remained until April of 2000. After serving as a Criminal Investigator, Bill was reassigned back to the Ebensburg barracks where he acted as the Deputy Fire Marshal, conducting investigations to determine the cause and origin of various types of fires.
Bill’s willingness to learn and excel earned him an assignment with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Intelligence Division from 2003 until his retirement in 2018. During this time, Bill was tasked with gathering information and initiating investigations against subversive groups, throughout the Commonwealth and other areas of the United States. Bill continued to grow in this position and was tasked with working closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), where he was assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in 2005. As a member of the task force, Bill was assigned to numerous high-profile details including the G20 Summit and the Democratic National Convention. Bill maintained a top-secret clearance with the FBI, and actively conducted undercover investigations. In his final assignment, Bill was appointed to the role of Supervisor for the Operational Support Unit (undercover unit) within the Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
Bill’s impressive career with the Pennsylvania State Police and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force afforded him the opportunity to work several high-profile cases throughout the United States. Those cases earned him numerous letters of commendation from his Troop Commanders and Supervisors, along with nominations for the FBI’s Director’s Award and US Attorney Generals award for efforts related to domestic terrorism investigations.
In his retirement, Bill continues to actively serve with the Nanty Glo Volunteer Fire Department, where he has been a member since 1987. Bill has also turned his need to help others into an opportunity to teach Situational Awareness Training, which he has designed to be customized to any institution looking to teach their staff to recognize a potentially dangerous situation and how to react during and after an active threat