The Pennsylvania State Police was created by an act of the legislation which was signed into law by Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker on May 2, 1905. It was the first uniformed police organization of its kind in the United States.
Today, the authorized complement of the Pennsylvania State Police is 4,677 sworn members. In addition, over 1,600 civilians serve in a variety of roles throughout the Department.
The Pennsylvania State Police has jurisdiction in all political subdivisions in the Commonwealth. Criminal Investigation and support services occupy approximately one-third of the total on-duty time of the State Police while the remaining time is devoted to traffic enforcement and other public safety services.
History and More
Memorial Wall - Members Killed in the Line of Duty
Pennsylvania State Police History
Pennsylvania State Police Call of Honor
Pennsylvania State Police Core Values
Past Issues Pennsylvania State Police Annual Reports- 1998-2006 (Issues are no longer in print)
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC)
Other Pennsylvania State Police Related Links
The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association
Pennsylvania State Police HEMC - Historical, Educational & Memorial Center