Law Enforcement Services
of the primary roles of the Pennsylvania State Police is to provide
police services and assistance to other law enforcement agencies in the
services range from laboratory testing to specialized training – all
with the goal of keeping our communities as safe as possible.
Investigative Services and Assistance-
The Pennsylvania State Police offer a variety of services and
assistance to the law enforcement community within Pennsylvania. The
requests for these services are made available via the requestor's
- Major Case Team
- Patrol Services
- Forensic Services Unit
- Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Specialist
- Vehicle Fraud Investigators
- Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC)
- Amber Alert Activations
- Liquor Control Enforcement
- Fire Marshal
- Drug Recognition Experts (DRE)
- Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)
- Clandestine Lab Response Team
- Hazardous Device and Explosives Section
- Equestrian Detail
- Computer Crime
Commercial Vehicle Safety Division - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Division is responsible for overseeing law enforcement’s efforts to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries involving large trucks through consistent, uniform and effective safety programs.
Analysts provide Department members and federal, state, and municipal
law enforcement agencies with access to intelligence information,
investigative data, and public source information 24 hours a day, seven
days per week. Analysts also provide investigative support by analyzing
complex information and collating it into intelligence summaries;
organization charts; link analysis; time event analysis; and other
manageable, professional products.
The Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network is used by the Commonwealth’s criminal justice agencies to access driver license and motor vehicle information, state criminal history
record information maintained in the Pennsylvania State Police central
repository, the Commonwealth's central registry for Protection from
Abuse orders, "hot" (stolen and wanted) files, law enforcement messaging
capabilities, and a host of other services. CLEAN is Pennsylvania’s
conduit to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and to
International Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing Network (NLETS).
MPOETC - The Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission is responsible for establishing and maintaining training
standards for municipal police officers and other police officers who
have been legislatively placed under their authority. Additionally,
MPOETC is tasked with establishing and maintaining standards for
instructors and curriculum content at the 21 certified schools across
the State that deliver the basic police training curriculum under Act
120. Each year, the Commission staff coordinates the development of 12
hours of in-service training which is mandatory for all municipal police
officers across the Commonwealth. The Commission is also responsible
for the certification and decertification of municipal police officers.
Officers must be certified by MPOETC prior to enffrcing the Crimes Code,
moving violations of the Vehicle Code, or carrying a firearm.
Municipal/Regional Police Department Forms - Municipal/Regional
Police Department Speed Enforcement Intergovernmental Agreements: The
chief or head of the municipal or regional police department requesting
an agreement shall be responsible for completing the applicable
Municipal/Regional Police Department Speed Enforcement Intergovernmental
Agreement With the Pennsylvania State Police, and affixing their
signature and date on the original. A separate Municipal/Regional
Police Department Speed Enforcement Intergovernmental Agreement with the
Pennsylvania State Police shall be prepared/submitted for each highway
for which an agreement is sought. The completed form shall be submitted
to the Troop Headquarters/Station responsible for the geographic area
wherein the requested speed enforcement is to occur. To access the
following forms click on the links below:
Pennsylvania State Police Indentification Supplies
Supplies can be ordered by mailing in the Pennsylvania State Police Requisition Form (SP4-120) or by calling the PSP Reproduction and Graphic Service Section at (717) 783-5596.
These supplies may be ordered by Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Agencies ONLY. All orders are subject to validation. The following supplies are available:
SP 4 -123 Arrest and Institution Fingerprint Cards
SP 4-124 Applicant Fingerprint Cards
SP 4-124A Personal Identification (Children’s)
SP 4-125 Envelopes, Fingerprint
SP 4-120 Requisition for Identification Supplies
SP 4-164 Request for Criminal History Record Information
Bureau of Forensic Services is responsible for the operation of six regional laboratories located
in Bethlehem, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Lima, and Wyoming. Forensic
services are available in AFIS, Latent Prints, Firearms and Tool Marks,
Questioned Documents, Drug Identification, Beverage Alcohol Analysis,
Clandestine Laboratory Analysis, Serology, Bloodstain Pattern
Analysis, DNA, and Trace Evidence to all state, municipal, and federal
law enforcement agencies.
Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting: The Pennsylvania Summary UCR System provides
every police jurisdiction in Pennsylvania with the ability to enter FBI
required information via Web-based forms, or alternately, by uploading a
the web-based data entry forms and the web-browser file upload
capability guide the user step-by-step through the submission process.
addition to the data entry guides, this user-friendly system includes
online help, real-time editing, and downloadable FBI forms.
Fixed format reports are available for standard Summary UCR and Administrative reporting.
Users specify the format, reporting period, and select order.
Pennsylvania Police Pursuit System: Title
75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, “The Pennsylvania Vehicle
Code,” requires police departments in Pennsylvania to make a record of
all vehicle pursuits and report them to the Pennsylvania State Police. PSP is required to collect these reports, analyze the data,
and compile an annual summary that is reported to various entities. The
detailed information collected from these reports is used to help
identify both positive and negative factors influencing the outcome of
vehicular pursuits, validate or refute the merits of pursuit policies
and apprehension techniques, and recognize training successes and
deficiencies. The analysis of pursuit statistics enhances the safety of
police officers and the public they serve. The Pennsylvania Police Pursuit System provides a web-based system for collection of that data.
Pennsylvania State Police Member Assistance Program (MAP) - MAP offers Pennsylvania State Police personnel and their families Peer
Contacts to help through a wide range of personal and work-related
issues. Peer Contacts are not professional counselors, but rather
everyday PSP personnel who have received specialized training to help
manage and maintain good mental and emotional health.
Application for Emergency Vehicle Status - Please download and submit this form to apply for emergency vehicle status.