Law Enforcement Services
One of the primary roles of the Pennsylvania State Police is to provide police services and assistance to other law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth. These 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 respective
- 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
The 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.
The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement's mission is to maintain or improve the quality of life for the citizens of the Commonwealth through education and ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Liquor Code, Title 40 and related statutes.
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.
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 the International Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing Network (NLETS).
The Pennsylvania State Police Heritage Affairs Section is primarily responsible for training troopers on implicit bias, building relationships within historically underserved communities, and preventing and responding to hate/bias-related crimes. Members of the Heritage Affairs Section also work with municipal police departments throughout the commonwealth on the same issues.
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 enforcing the Crimes Code, moving violations of the Vehicle Code, or carrying a firearm.
PaCIC 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.
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 Identification 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
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 file. Both the web-based data entry forms and the web-browser file upload capability guide the user step-by-step through the submission process. In 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.
Please download and submit this form to apply for emergency vehicle status.