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 4,740 sworn members. More than 1,850 civilians serve in a variety of roles throughout the department.
History and more
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
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.