Pennsylvania STATE POLICE

Our Department’s enlisted and civilian personnel are committed to providing world class service to our police partners and the citizens of the Commonwealth. We will accomplish this while remaining focused on our Core Purpose: To seek justice, preserve peace, and improve the quality of life for all.

Since our inception in 1905, the Pennsylvania State Police has been dedicated to serving the public. It is our desire to improve our ability to reach citizens by using technology to increase the speed, accuracy and availability of police and safety related information. 


- Click IT or TICKET - The national "Click It or Ticket" campaign occurs May 23 - June 5, 2016. The Department will be conducting high visibility enforcement and, as part of this campaign, Department members certified as Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technicians will be conducting free car seat fitting stations. At these fitting stations, caregivers can have their car seats checked for suitability and can receive instruction in the proper installation of car seats and harnessing of children in those seats.

- The Pennsylvania State Police, one of the largest accredited police agencies in the world, is seeking reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The reaccreditation assessment will occur Sunday, August 7, through Wednesday, August 10, 2016.  The Pennsylvania State Police received initial accreditation from CALEA in 1993 and has been reaccredited six times since.  CALEA will conduct an on-site reassessment of the Pennsylvania State Police to evaluate the agency’s compliance with CALEA program standards in the areas of operations, policies and procedures, administration, and support services.  Additional Information on CALEA can be found at the CALEA website.


- The Office of Inspector General has established a dedicated toll-free telephone tip line to assist with the ongoing investigation into the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is encouraged to call the tip line at 1-844-307-9997. Information also can be reported online at The OIG will treat all calls and email information as confidential.