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 PICS System Stripped of Funding for 2017-2018

    … At midnight last night, in the absence of Governor Wolf taking any action, HB 218 became law, which, inter alia, stripped the Pennsylvania State Police of the $4,575,000 of additional funding sought by the PSP for the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) for 2017-2018. As you can see, although the PSP putatively did not have any remaining…

    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.

    …/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2015&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=0003&pn=1609. Initially, the title of the act was amended from “Medical Cannabis Act” to the less clinical sounding “Medical Marijuana Act”. The Medical Marijuana Act establishes a medical marijuana program for patients suffering from “Serious…

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

    … of interactions between law enforcement officers and members of the public in a public place were exempt from disclosure under the Right to Know Law (RTKL). Grove had requested a copy of the police report and any video and/or audio taken by the officers at the site of an accident. The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) denied the request for video and/or audio…

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

    … information from the Pennsylvania State Police under this chapter for any purpose other than compliance with this chapter … commits a felony of the third degree. Even if FFLs could contact NICS to perform a background check on a trustee when delivering a NFA Firearm without abusing the system, a Pennsylvania FFL will be committing a felony…

    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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