Gov. Wolf Appoints First Black Woman as PA State Police Deputy Commissioner of Staff


‘Gov. Wolf Appoints LTC Kristal Turner-Childs State Police Deputy Commissioner, First Black Woman to Attain This PSP Rank’

Governor Tom Wolf confirmed the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Kristal Turner-Childs as deputy commissioner of Staff for the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Described by subordinates as brilliant, bold, and brave, Lieutenant Colonel Turner-Childs is the first African-American woman in the department’s 116-year history to attain the rank.


‘As deputy commissioner, Turner-Childs will help develop state police policy.’

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