Pennsylvania State Police

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is the state police force of Pennsylvania, responsible for statewide law enforcement. It was founded in 1905 by order of Governor Samuel Pennypacker, in response to the private police forces used by mine and mill owners to stop worker strikes (the Coal and Iron Police) and the inability or refusal of local police or sheriffs offices to enforce the law. PSP enlisted members are referred to as "troopers". As of 2011, it has 4,677 state troopers and more than 1,600 civilian support staff. The state police academy is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.The current commissioner is Colonel Frank Noonan, who replaced Frank Pawlowski.
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  • PSP Issues Notice to Act 235 Agents Regarding the Anderson Decision

    … firearms, based on the Superior Court’s decision in Anderson. If you or someone you know is being prosecuted for carrying a firearm absent a license to carry firearms, contact FICG today to discuss your options. Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®) is a registered trademark and division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., with rights and permissions granted to Prince Law Offices, P.C. to use in this article. …

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • PSP PICS System Stripped of Funding for 2017-2018

    … PICS funds from the 2016-2017 budget (unlike every other appropriation), the PSP has $9.8 million in a restricted account, just for use for PICS and which was generated from PICS. So much for PSP’s argument that they lose money in relation to PICS. I also have on good information that $3.3 million of the $9.8 million was just added last year…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
  • PSP Illegally Disclosing LTCF Information Through NCIC

    … Over the past couple days, I have received several reports, one from a 911 dispatcher, that approximately 3 days ago, an update was completed to the NCIC system, whereby when an officer in Pennsylvania runs an individual’s driver’s license, if the individual has a license to carry firearms (LTCF), the information relating to the individual’s LTCF…

    Joshua Prince/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 11 readers -
  • PA House Amendments to The Medical Marijuana Act.

    …% to Pennsylvania State Police. If the Senate passes SB3 as amended by the House, and the Governor signs off on Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act, I will provide a detailed examination of the Medical Marijuana Act from the prospective of the patient, grower/processor, and dispenser, individually. Until then, just the high lights of what is being proposed for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -
  • Police Recordings and the Right to Know Law

    … Earlier this month, Attorney Allen Thompson authored a post Yes, You Can Record Police Officers During The Course of Their Official Duty. The following day, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania released its decision in Pennsylvania State Police v. Grove, 1146 C.D. 2014. The primary issue in Grove was whether the video recordings…

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 10 readers -
  • Has ATF Directed FFLs to Abuse the NICS System?

    … are probably aware, the Pennsylvania State Police act as a point of contact for the NICS system. However, Pennsylvania law only allows for limited uses of the PICS system. These uses are defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6111. Section 6111(b) requires that: No … licensed dealer shall sell or deliver any firearm to another person … until the conditions…

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 26 readers -
  • Your Papers, Please.

    …, Representative Cruz would want you to get in line to register them with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). But the bill doesn’t simply require that individuals register their firearms. It asks for a fairly large amount of information, some of which the federal government doesn’t even require when purchasing a gun. The bill proposes that every…

    Adam Kraut/ Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 9 readers -
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