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About PSP

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 4,841​ sworn members. More than 1,850 civilians serve in a variety of roles throughout the department.

History and more

The Memorial Wall honors PSP personnel killed in the line of duty. Review State Police history at the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center (HEMC) site or view the Call of Honor and our Core Values.

Department information

Organizational Chart

Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center Privacy Policy

Strategic Plan


Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC)


The Pennsylvania Statewide Radio Network (PA-STARNet) is the commonwealth’s statewide wireless voice and data network for public safety and emergency response communications.