Tag Archives: Pennsylvania State Police

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

“[S]tate police project approximately 500 vacancies by June 2013.”

Governor Corbett’s Budget Plan Funds New PA State Police Cadet Class

By Pennsylvania State Police

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 – 9:22 am

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7, 2012 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed 2012-13 budget will allow Pennsylvania State Police to add a cadet class of 115 troopers to help with the decrease in staffing this year, Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. Continue reading

“Public safety agencies, such as State Police…, will freeze approximately 1 percent of their spending.”

Governor Corbett Orders Freeze of Nearly $160 Million in State Spending

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With commonwealth revenues continuing to come in below estimate for the 2011-12 fiscal year, Governor Tom Corbett has directed his Budget Office to freeze nearly $160 million in state spending. Continue reading

State police layoffs possible, union says

Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

PA Independent

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania State Police troopers Continue reading

Facing budget cuts, Pennsylvania State Police forecast possibility of laying off 500 troopers

Published: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 12:16 PM

By JAN MURPHY, The Patriot-News

Imagine calling 911 for the Pennsylvania State Police and not seeing a trooper for hours, even days.

It’s a scenario that state lawmakers and troopers foresee if the department’s budget is cut 5 percent next year, forcing what would be the first layoffs in the state police history. Continue reading

Mom of man shot in Weir Lake standoff says son was on bath salts for months

Pocono Record – ‎Jul 29, 2011‎

Fire damage can be seen on the side of this house on Maple Lane in the Weir Lake community Friday. The home was the scene of a standoff that ended with Robert Kish, 29, being fatally shot by state police after he earlier fired a shot that hit a state …   Article→

Man dead in fiery standoff at Weir Lake

July 29, 2011 / Pocono Record

One man is dead after a standoff with state police in which he took several people hostage, including his mother, and set a Gilbert house on fire late Thursday afternoon. Continue reading

Pennsylvania State Police Becoming Too White

Posted on Thu, Jul. 7, 2011

Pa. State Police say they’re recruiting more minorities

By Nathan Gorenstein

Inquirer Staff Writer

Pennsylvania State Police say they are ramping up efforts to recruit more black and Hispanic troopers Continue reading