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08/08/2021

JOB OPENING: Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee. The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement is seeking qualified applicants. Your law enforcement career awaits! This job posting closes 9/1/2021. Get more information and apply at bit.ly/LEOT21.

Be sure to join us on Facebook tomorrow August 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM to watch the 161st Cadet Class graduation ceremony!
08/05/2021

Be sure to join us on Facebook tomorrow August 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM to watch the 161st Cadet Class graduation ceremony!

Be sure to join us on Facebook tomorrow August 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM to watch the 161st Cadet Class graduation ceremony!

While instructors continued to welcome the new class to the academy yesterday, the 161st Cadet Class completed their for...
07/01/2021

While instructors continued to welcome the new class to the academy yesterday, the 161st Cadet Class completed their formal inspection with the Commander of the Basic Training Section. #PSP161 #yestheystillexist #pastatepolice #pastatepoliceacademy #policeacademy #trooper #dontlockyourknees

Needless to say, it’s been a long two days for #PSP162… #doyouhavewhatittakes #pastatepoliceacademy #pastatepolice #troo...
06/29/2021

Needless to say, it’s been a long two days for #PSP162… #doyouhavewhatittakes #pastatepoliceacademy #pastatepolice #trooper #26weeksandawakeup

05/14/2021
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PSP has entered into a Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a Department of Justice employment discrimination lawsuit alleging that PSP’s hiring practices had an unintentional disparate impact on women. To learn more, visit: bit.ly/PSP-PRT

03/03/2021
The Media Unit is Hiring!

The Media Unit at the Academy in Hershey, PA is currently accepting applications for the position of Video Production Specialist. Think you'd be a good fit? Head over to www.employment.pa.gov and apply! Posting closes tomorrow! (Position #00127875)

Join us live on the Pennsylvania State Police YouTube page (link below), Friday January 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM for the grad...
01/07/2021

Join us live on the Pennsylvania State Police YouTube page (link below), Friday January 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM for the graduation exercises of the 160th Cadet Class!

https://youtu.be/KWUvSPkQRQU

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. Tod C. Kelly who was killed in the line of duty on November 7, 2001.
11/08/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. Tod C. Kelly who was killed in the line of duty on November 7, 2001.

09/14/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. Joseph J. Welsch who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 13, 1977.

09/12/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 12, 2014.

We remember. #neverforget911
09/11/2020

We remember. #neverforget911

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09/11/2020

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“A common field one day, a field of honor forever. We honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who perished in a Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001. Their courageous action will be remembered forever.” —Congressional Gold Medal

Pennsylvania State Police Academy's cover photo
09/11/2020

Pennsylvania State Police Academy's cover photo

09/02/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Pvts. Henry & Zehringer who were killed in the line of duty on September 2, 1906.

07/14/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. Michael Stewart III, who was killed in the line of duty on July 14, 2017.

05/09/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. John Andrulewicz who was killed in the line of duty on May 9th, 1988.

05/08/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Sgt. John M. Thomas who was killed in the line of duty on May 8th, 1927.

05/02/2020
PSP Memorial Day 2020

Although COVID-19 mitigation efforts prevented us from gathering in person, we collectively paused on Saturday, May 2 to recognize the 115th anniversary of the Department and to honor the 98 Pennsylvania State Police members who have lost their lives in service to the Commonwealth.

The Media Unit created this video as a tribute to those who laid down their lives rather than swerve from the path of duty. It is also available to the public on the Department website (https://psp.pa.gov) and Department YouTube .

04/26/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. Bruce C. Rankin who was killed in the line of duty on April 25, 1973.

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04/24/2020

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The Pennsylvania State Police regrets to announce the untimely passing of Canine Tron due to a sudden medical condition. He was nine years old. Canine Tron, a German Shepherd, was part of one of six Pennsylvania State Police explosive detection canine teams and was assigned to Troop G, Rockview, in Centre County. He was known for his boisterous disposition and constant barking -- he could be heard approaching a scene from a significant distance away. Canine Tron worked with his handler, Trooper Christopher Massari for his entire career. He was involved in numerous high-profile incidents throughout his career and kept untold numbers of citizens safe. Rest easy, Canine Tron. Thank you for your service.

04/17/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. David D. Monahan who was killed in the line of duty on April 17th, 1980.

04/13/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. Wayne Bilheimer who was killed in the line of duty on April 12th, 1989.

04/13/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Cpl. Paul Almer who was killed in the line of duty on April 12th, 1989.

03/18/2020

158th Cadet Class Graduation

03/18/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Sgt. Edward W. Gundel who was killed in the line of duty on March 18, 1962.

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02/25/2020

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It is with deep regret that the Pennsylvania State Police Canine Section announces the death of active-duty State Police K9 Micho (Troop N, Fern Ridge) due to illness. K9 Micho, a German Shepherd, was eight years old at the time of his passing. Assigned to Corporal Anthony Doblovasky for his entire career, K9 Micho served the department since 2013.

K9 Micho had a storied career as a drug detection canine. He was directly involved with numerous high-profile investigations, resulting in seizures totaling nearly $15 million in currency, drugs, and other contraband. In addition to his drug detection skills, K9 Micho was also certified as a human tracking canine. He was successfully deployed in several criminal and missing persons investigations in this capacity. K9 Micho was also a beloved member of the Troop N Camp Cadet program.

Corporal Doblovasky and the entire department feels the loss of K9 Micho, and we thank him for his service.

02/19/2020

Registration for Sunny Day Camp 2020 is now open in Troops J, K, and N! Head over to sunnydaycamp.org to register!

02/14/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. Brian A. Patterson who was killed in the line of duty on February 14, 2003.

02/14/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. John J. Brown who was killed in the line of duty on February 14, 1985.

02/04/2020

Please take a moment today to remember Tpr. Gary W. Fisher who was killed in the line of duty on February 3, 1985.

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Following its creation, the Pennsylvania State Police originally relied upon a decentralized system of training to educate its members in skills required for effective performance. This responsibility was placed on each commanding officer to provide training to the men assigned to his troop. However, it was very quickly realized that this type of system was not efficient. Therefore, in 1910 the Superintendent designated Troop C, Pottsville as the training center for all recruits, in an effort to standardize training.

After ten years at Pottsville, the decision was made to formalize a training program and select a site dedicated for that specific purpose. This made it possible to organize a uniform curriculum and develop a consistent and professional approach to police education.

The first State Police Training School was established at Newville, Pennsylvania in February of 1920. Three years later, the entire program and school was moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania. During its short existence, the State Highway Patrol also established a first-rate training facility between 1923 and 1937.

From 1924 through 1959, the Training School in Hershey diligently trained raw recruits and turned them into troopers. However, as training advanced, it was recognized that the facilities in Hershey were quickly becoming inadequate to meet the needs of and expanding and dynamic State Police Force.

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