Category Archives: Pennsylvania State Police

Commissioner-Select From Outside The Ranks Of The Pennsylvania State Police

Wolf wants Maryland’s top cop to head Pa. State Police

PETER JACKSON, The Associated Press
Last updated: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 3:21 PM
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:09 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf wants Maryland’s top cop to become Pennsylvania’s top cop, he said Thursday.
In a series of Cabinet announcements involving law enforcement and civil defense, Wolf said he has selected Marcus Brown, Maryland’s state police superintendent Continue reading

“I just don’t understand how we can’t put more money into the state police.” Rep. Tim Mahoney, a Fayette County Democrat

Pa. lawmakers question state police about trooper shortage

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:00 am | Updated: 6:28 am, Thu Feb 27, 2014.

By Natasha Lindstrom Staff Writer

HARRISBURG — If the Pennsylvania State Police filled all its vacancies, about 500 more troopers would be patrolling highways and investigating crimes throughout the commonwealth. Continue reading

“[The Pennsylvania State Police] are still at critical numbers.”, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan

The Carlisle Sentinel

State police face staffing challenges, even with funding 

February 05, 2013 9:47 pm  •  Naomi Creason, The Sentinel

The Pennsylvania State Police may get the financing it needs to fill some of its gap in staffing, though the law enforcement agency will face struggles in the coming years.


The hiring, however, doesn’t assuage State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan’s fears Continue reading

Trooper: Coaldale made a big mistake

Wednesday, January 9, 2013



A state trooper warned Coaldale Borough Council Tuesday that by getting rid of its full-time police department, it risks ending up like the notoriously crime-ridden city of Hazleton. Continue reading

State police assert response time will be same or better with station closing

State police barracks in Ephrata set for shuttering

Shifting to Lincoln Highway on Friday

Intelligencer Journal
Lancaster New Era

Updated Aug 14, 2012 10:06

Originally Published Aug 13, 2012 22:52

Staff Writer

At the end of Friday’s 3-11 p.m. shift, the Ephrata barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police will effectively cease to exist. Continue reading

State police searching for escapee

CHESTER — A 42-year-old male was identified as an escapee by Pennsylvania State Police after he did not return to the MinSec Chester facility as required.

Delaware County Daily Times – Aug 18 08:55pm

August 17, 2012

Police kill alligator found in the Sunbury Municipal Reservoir

The Daily Item

SUNBURY — An alligator — 5- to 6-feet long — was living in the Sunbury city reservoir in Upper Augusta Township. Continue reading

Due to the high number of state trooper vacancies and state police funding levels under Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania State Police begin closing stations

Ephrata State Police station to Close

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-36) was notified that the State Police Troop J Command Center will remain in Lancaster County, but the Ephrata station will be closed.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the Ephrata State Police Station will close effective August 17. Continue reading

Harrisburg WITF

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:52

State Police counting cadets – before they hatch?

Training a class of State Police troopers may seem like a straightforward way to fill the ranks, but there are a few big unknowns in the mix this year.  A lot is riding on the next few months for the agency, which has hundreds of vacancies to fill and not enough money with which to fill them. Continue reading

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:49

Harrisburg WITF

State Police say low numbers demand changing trooper stations, patrols

Plans to close a state trooper barrack and shift personnel from another facility could become a common theme if the agency’s numbers keeping dropping, the top official of the Pennsylvania State Police said at a joint legislative hearing on Monday.  Cameras rolled as state lawmakers asked hard-hitting questions about a plan to close an Ephrata, Lancaster County state police barrack and rejigger Continue reading