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​Office of Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) interacts with citizens and organizations. This collaboration can help identify and problem-solve local challenges. This can increase the safety of residents, visitors, and law enforcement. Outreach efforts include every segment of our communities, including people of:

  • diverse faiths
  • races
  • ethnicities
  • socio-economic backgrounds
  • cultural traditions
  • gender
  • sexual orientations 

OCE contains the Community Affairs Section, and the Heritage Affairs Section.

Community Affairs Section

The Community Affairs Section works with:

  • community leaders
  • non-profits
  • legislators
  • other law enforcement agencies

We build positive, proactive relationships with residents and visitors of Pennsylvania. Community Affairs Officers (CAOs) develop these relationships within underserved communities across the Commonwealth. They work with minority groups, mental health advocacy groups, and those in need. CAOs also focus on educating the public about the role of law enforcement. The result is stronger relationships and increased trust. CAOs can be reached at the phone numbers below or via email at Ideas for improving relations between your community and law enforcement are always welcome.

Name Position Phone
Cpl. Jennifer McMunn
Western Section Supervisor (Troops A, B, C, D, E, F, G)717-497-4454
Tpr. Tristan TappeTroop A Community Affairs Officer717-678-1839
Tpr. Melinda BondarenkaTroop B Community Affairs Officer412-335-8139
Tpr. Ron ChewningTroop C Community Affairs Officer814-938-0521
Tpr. Jim LongTroop D Community Affairs Officer724-284-1134 x262
Tpr. Katelyn BlountTroop E Community Affairs Officer814-898-4555
Tpr. Rob Evanchick
Troop F Community Affairs Officer 570-662-2151
Tpr. Joe DunsmoreTroop G Community Affairs Officer814-696-6132
Position Vacant
Eastern Section Supervisor (Troops H, J, K, L, M, N P, R)717-614-7981
Tpr. Kelly SmithTroop H Community Affairs Officer717-585-8790
Tpr. Kelly MacIntyreTroop J Community Affairs Officer610-486-6181
Tpr. Jessica TobinTroop K Community Affairs Officer610-558-7074
Tpr. Rush Stehlin
Troop L Community Affairs Officer 610-759-6106
Tpr. Ryan SeipleTroop M Community Affairs Officer717-678-4204
Tpr. Jasmine BerrocalTroop N Community Affairs Officer717-678-4387
Tpr. Carl PuskarTroop P Community Affairs Officer717-678-4394
Tpr. Andres MadeTroop R Community Affairs Officer717-678-4438

Heritage Affairs Section

The Heritage Affairs Section mission includes:

  • training troopers on implicit bias
  • building relationships within underserved communities
  • preventing and responding to hate/bias-related crimes

The Heritage Affairs Section also works with municipal police departments on these issues.