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COMMENTARY

Pa. state troopers demand apology from Wolf over Juneteenth letter to state employees | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 19, 2021

What got the State Police so angry? Wolf noted the deaths of Black people at the hands of police. A thing that's happening in the real world.

Police Chiefs: No specific threats yet against Pa. Capitol, but ‘an abundance of caution’ still necessary

BY: - January 14, 2021

The Pennsylvania National Guard also has activated 400 members to provide backup, but only some of them will be in Harrisburg, officials said.

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Wolf, Shapiro announce first steps of police reform after days of unrest

BY: - June 4, 2020

The news left much to be desired for activists and experts. But most acknowledged that it was a step in the direction of justice amid divided government.

Pa. State Police close Police Academy after staffer tests positive for COVID-19

BY: - April 13, 2020

In a statement, the State Police said the 100 cadets now undergoing their training at the academy will receive remote instruction.

COVID-19: Where are State Police finding the open businesses that Wolf ordered to close?

BY: - March 24, 2020

The police are initially providing warnings, Evanchick said, to push for voluntary compliance. But stricter enforcement will follow as needed, he said.

Cocaine, marijuana and heroin topped fourth quarter drug seizures | The Numbers Racket

BY: - January 16, 2020

This week, The Pennsylvania State Police released their drug seizure totals for the fourth quarter of 2019.  The numbers included the confiscation of illegal drugs from highways and communities across the state. Check out this week’s Number’s Racket:

COMMENTARY

If Wolf wants a win on his State Police fee, he has to change tactics. This is how | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - September 17, 2019

Wolf will have to get his hands dirty. There would have to be some give and take and compromises on both sides. But it could produce results.

‘Our response calls for an all-hands-on-deck approach’: Pa. State Police join AG Shapiro’s new initiative to trace gun sales

BY: - July 25, 2019

Surrounded by law enforcement officials from the county to federal level, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the addition of the Pennsylvania State Police to a growing network of allies with an aim to track guns used in crimes. “Our response calls for an all-hands-on-deck approach,” Shapiro said Wednesday, of addressing the state’s 1,500 gun deaths […]

DePasquale launches audit of State Police’s instant background check system for gun purchases

BY: - June 19, 2019

As Philadelphia grapples with escalating gun violence, the state’s fiscal watchdog says he’s wants to make sure the system to keep weapons out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them is working the way it’s intended to work. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday his audit of the Pennsylvania State Police’s Instant Check […]

‘This is a baby step’: Gov. Wolf, Rep. Sturla again call for ‘fair share’ State Police fee

BY: - June 11, 2019

Nearly 22 percent of Pennsylvania's population depends solely on the State Police for law enforcement coverage.

State Police attempt to assuage GOP concerns on new immigration policies

BY: - March 20, 2019

In February, Republicans expressed grave concerns over new Pennsylvania State Police policies that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Some state House Republicans went as far as saying Pennsylvania had been made a de-facto “sanctuary state.” In a follow-up hearing Wednesday, State Police officials told the House Judiciary Committee that their policies do not prevent […]

New Pa. State Police policy that limits cooperation with ICE angers GOP lawmakers

BY: - February 25, 2019

A new Pennsylvania State Police policy that limits cooperation with federal immigration authorities drew the ire of House Republicans during a Monday budget hearing. The rules, dated Jan. 30, prohibit state troopers from holding people suspected of being undocumented at the request of federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. It also prevents officers from asking for ID solely […]