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Feb 14, 2017, 09:26 ET PA State Police Warn of 'Sweetheart Scams' on Valentine's Day

In recognition of Valentine's Day, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds the public – particularly users of dating and matchmaking websites – to...


Jan 31, 2017, 09:08 ET PA State Police Announce Change to Application Requirements for College Credit Hours

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced a notable change to the application requirements to be hired as a state police cadet. Effective...


Jan 13, 2017, 13:23 ET Pennsylvania State Police Mark National AMBER Alert Awareness Day

Today, the Pennsylvania State Police recognized AMBER Alert Awareness Day at Troop H headquarters in Harrisburg. AMBER Alert, the national early...


Dec 27, 2016, 08:34 ET Year-In-Review: PSP Takes Proactive Steps to Protect Citizens in 2016

Today, State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker reviewed the department's achievements and steps taken to keep the citizens of Pennsylvania safe...


Dec 15, 2016, 08:22 ET Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: Pennsylvania State Police Participates in National Impaired Driving Crackdown

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will join with more than 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide to participate in the National Highway...


Dec 05, 2016, 13:16 ET Diverse Candidates Encouraged to Explore a Career with PSP

With the goal of building an agency that reflects the communities it serves, the Pennsylvania State Police reminds qualified candidates — including...


Nov 22, 2016, 08:24 ET Holiday Safety Reminders from Pennsylvania State Police

With the holiday shopping season underway, Pennsylvanians will be heading to malls and big box stores in search of the perfect gift for family and...


Nov 14, 2016, 08:31 ET Law Enforcement, PennDOT Focus on Seat-Belt Use, Impaired Driving as Holiday Travel Period Begins

The Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invite parents and caregivers to make this holiday season...


Nov 01, 2016, 13:02 ET Pennsylvania State Police Announce Quarterly Firearms Purchase Denial Investigations

Pennsylvania State Police announced today the number of firearms purchase denials, subsequent investigations, and arrests as a result of such...


Sep 22, 2016, 08:37 ET 1,774 Youths Graduated from 22 Camp Cadet Programs

The Pennsylvania State Police announced that 1,774 youths graduated this year from 22 Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet programs held throughout...


Sep 06, 2016, 15:00 ET Labor Day Holiday Crashes Investigated by Pennsylvania State Police

Eleven people were killed and 223 others were injured in the 704 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the three-day Labor...


Jul 14, 2016, 11:37 ET Pennsylvania State Police Seized Over $12 Million in Prohibited Drugs in the Second Quarter of 2016

 Pennsylvania State Police today announced troopers seized over $12 million in heroin, marijuana and other prohibited drugs in the second...


Jun 21, 2016, 09:58 ET Pennsylvania State Police Hiring for Cadet Positions

 The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is currently hiring for the position of State Police Cadet. Qualified applicants who submit applications...


Jun 07, 2016, 09:08 ET State Police Presents Its Highest Awards

During an annual awards ceremony on June 3, 2016, State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker presented the 2016 State Police Purple Heart,...


Apr 27, 2016, 13:44 ET Pennsylvania State Police Accepting Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications Saturday, April 30

 The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday, April 30, as part of National Prescription...


Apr 05, 2016, 15:12 ET Pennsylvania State Police Announces Quarterly Firearms Purchase Denial Investigations

Pennsylvania State Police announced today the number of firearms purchase denials, subsequent investigations and arrests as a result of such...


Mar 18, 2016, 15:21 ET Pennsylvania State Police Announces 48 New Troopers

 Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker announced that 48 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy today and were assigned to troops across...


Mar 16, 2016, 12:45 ET Pennsylvania State Police and American Legion Seek Youth Camp Applicants

 The Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania American Legion are seeking applicants for "State Police Youth Week," a leadership camp...


Dec 18, 2015, 11:26 ET PSP Seeking Women, Minority Applicants in Recruitment Effort

The Pennsylvania State Police is encouraging more people, particularly women and minorities, to join their ranks.  "We are dedicated to...


Nov 12, 2015, 14:26 ET Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center, Employees Receive National Awards

 Pennsylvania State Police has announced that the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC) received the National Network of Fusion...


Sep 10, 2015, 09:37 ET State Police Accepting Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications Saturday

The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs Sat., Sept. 12, as part of National Prescription Drug...


Sep 08, 2015, 11:51 ET Labor Day Holiday Crashes Investigated by PA State Police

 Nine people were killed and 230 others were injured in the 664 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day Labor...


Dec 18, 2013, 10:10 ET Pennsylvania State Police Changing Cadet Eligibility Requirements

In an effort to entice active-duty military members and veterans and those with full-time law enforcement experience, the Pennsylvania State Police...


Dec 05, 2013, 11:45 ET Pennsylvanians Urged to Join 'Project Blue Light' in Honor of Fallen Officers

The Pennsylvania State Police is asking people once again this year to display a blue light in their home or office window during the holiday...


Sep 27, 2013, 13:20 ET Crimes Reported in PA Down For Second Consecutive Year

 The overall number of crimes in Pennsylvania reported to the Pennsylvania State Police through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system...