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Jan 09, 2017, 14:38 ET Pennsylvania State Police Seized Heroin and Other Prohibited Drugs Valued at $17 Million in the Fourth Quarter of 2016

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced today that troopers confiscated $17,017,765 million in prohibited drugs in the fourth quarter of...


Jan 03, 2017, 11:50 ET State Police Announces New Year's Holiday Enforcement Results

Pennsylvania State Police Troopers arrested 328 people for driving under the influence during the three-day New Year's holiday from Dec. 30, 2016...


Dec 29, 2016, 10:37 ET Pennsylvania State Police Announces Christmas Holiday Enforcement Results

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers arrested 314 people for driving under the influence during the four-day Christmas holiday from Dec. 23...


Dec 23, 2016, 12:51 ET Pennsylvania State Police Welcomes 62 New Troopers

Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker announced today that 62 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey, PA and have been assigned to...


Dec 13, 2016, 10:54 ET Know Before You Go: PA Drivers Must Clear Snow from Vehicles

As the commonwealth braces for winter weather, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds drivers to remove snow and ice from windshields, as well as...


Dec 09, 2016, 08:30 ET State Police Receives Re-accreditation from Leading National Nonprofit Organization

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) last month awarded Certificate of Meritorious Accreditation status to the...


Nov 30, 2016, 10:33 ET PA State Police Announces Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Results

The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 931 crashes during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27, 2016....


Oct 26, 2016, 15:39 ET PSP Shares Best Practices with International Police Officials

The Pennsylvania State Police recently hosted a group of visiting law enforcement officials from the African nations of Mali and Niger at...


Oct 17, 2016, 13:55 ET Pennsylvania State Police to Host "Come Get to Know Us Day"

The Pennsylvania State Police will be hosting a "Come Get to Know Us Day" at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from...


Oct 07, 2016, 14:30 ET Pennsylvania State Police Adds 101 New Troopers

Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker announced that 101 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy today and were assigned to troops across the...


Jul 19, 2016, 08:27 ET Public Comment Sought as Department Seeks Re-accreditation from Leading National Non-profit Organization

As part of its continuing effort to ensure that it provides the highest level of police service to the public, the Pennsylvania State Police is...


Jul 05, 2016, 13:40 ET Fourth of July Weekend Crashes and Enforcement

During the three-day Fourth of July holiday driving period, which took place July 2 through July 4, Pennsylvania state troopers investigated a...


May 31, 2016, 16:01 ET Memorial Day Holiday Crashes Investigated by State Police

 During the four-day Memorial Day holiday driving period, which took place May 27 through May 30, state police investigated a total of 839...


Apr 18, 2016, 11:10 ET Pennsylvania State Police Captain to be Recognized for Achievements in the 2016 Women of Influence Awards

The Pennsylvania State Police is pleased to announce that Captain Kristal M. Turner-Childs has been named a recipient of the 2016 Women of...


Mar 20, 2016, 18:39 ET PA State Police Update on Fatal Armed Robbery Attempt on Turnpike

The Pennsylvania State Police is investigating an armed robbery attempt that occurred this morning just before 7:00 a.m. at the Fort Littleton...


Mar 16, 2016, 17:01 ET Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker Requests Investigation by Inspector General

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker released the following statement on his formal request to the Office of Inspector General...


Feb 18, 2016, 15:00 ET Federal Jury Rules in Favor of State Police Troopers

A federal jury ruled in favor of two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers in a use of force case where they responded to a domestic incident on...


Jan 13, 2016, 09:42 ET State Police Seize Over $118 Million in Prohibited Drugs in 2015

Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker today announced troopers seized over $118 million in prohibited drugs in 2015.  "In...


Dec 29, 2015, 09:09 ET Christmas Holiday Crash Statistics Released by State Police

 During the four-day Christmas holiday driving period, there were 632 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police.  Those...


Dec 04, 2015, 13:00 ET Pennsylvania State Police Announces 96 New Troopers

 Acting Commissioner Tyree Blocker announced that 96 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy today and were assigned to troops...


Dec 01, 2015, 08:28 ET Thanksgiving Holiday Crashes Investigated by State Police

 Fifteen people were killed and 272 others were injured in the 1,013 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the five-day...


Oct 16, 2015, 08:09 ET Pennsylvania State Police Seize Over $18 Million in Cocaine and $16 Million in Heroin in the Third Quarter of 2015

 Pennsylvania State Police today announced troopers seized over $42 million in heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs in the third...


Sep 04, 2015, 12:27 ET State Police Announces 83 New Troopers

The Pennsylvania State Police announced that 83 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy today and were assigned to troops across the...


Mar 16, 2015, 16:52 ET Pennsylvania State Police Looking for Equine Donations

The Pennsylvania State Police is once again looking for a few good horses. The force's 26-horse mounted patrol unit is seeking donations of...


Dec 29, 2014, 13:44 ET Christmas Holiday Crash Statistics Released by Pennsylvania State Police

 During the five-day Christmas holiday driving period, which took place from Dec. 24 through Dec. 28, 2014, State Police investigated a total...