Former Troop N commander to manage Nuclear Security at PPL Susquehanna

PPL Appoints James Murtin Security Manager for Susquehanna Nuclear Plant

PPL Susquehanna
Jan 13, 2011

PPL Susquehanna has named James W. Murtin, a 26-year veteran of the Pennsylvania State Police, as manager of Nuclear Security at the Susquehanna nuclear plant.

“We are pleased to welcome Jim Murtin to PPL and the Susquehanna plant,” said

James W. Murtin

Jeff Helsel, Susquehanna plant manager. “He brings to us a depth of operational police experience and strong leadership skills for our organization. As the commanding officer of Pennsylvania State Police Troop N for five years until he retired in May 2010, he has played a key role overseeing law enforcement work in northeast Pennsylvania.”

As nuclear security manager, Murtin will be responsible for the overall administration and control of PPL Susquehanna’s security programs, personnel and activities. In the unlikely event of an emergency at the Susquehanna plant, Murtin would serve as a point of contact for local law enforcement personnel.

A native of Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County, Murtin is a graduate of the 220th Class of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. He received a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Scranton. He maintains affiliations with the FBI National Academy Associates and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Murtin resides in Bloomsburg with his wife and two daughters.

The Susquehanna plant, located in Luzerne County about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by PPL Susquehanna LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by PPL Susquehanna.

PPL Susquehanna is one of PPL Corporation’s generating facilities. Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) owns or controls about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the United States, sells energy in key U.S. markets, and delivers electricity and natural gas to about 5.2 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. More information is available at

For further information: Joseph J. Scopelliti, 1-866-832-4474,

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