The Communications Office is responsible for community relations, media relations and internal information for the Pennsylvania State Police and is located in Department Headquarters within the Office of the Commissioner. The office includes both a civilian Communications Director, Ryan Tarkowski (for liaison with the Governor’s Press Office), and an enlisted Public Information Officer, Trooper Brent Miller (for liaison with the media in regards to law enforcement matters), both reporting directly to the Commissioner.
If you are a reporter on a deadline and need specific incident information, please contact a designated Troop Public Information Officer.
For additional information, and all other media inquiries, contact the Department Communications Office at 717-783-5556.
A press release is completed for criminal incidents which carry a Uniform Crime Report Code, reportable crashes, and other activities which generate public attention. Releases are posted within 24 hours of an incident and stored for 30 days.