Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Shapiro’s nominees to public safety roles include the first woman to head the state Department of Corrections

BY: - January 17, 2023

Laurel Harry rose through the Department of Correction from drug and alcohol treatment specialist to prison superintendent.


In his final budget, Wolf drops his State Police fee. But the problem remains | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - February 28, 2022

While the state won't see the revenue from the fees, it will also put an end to any conversations about how the state police could be used more efficiently.

Law enforcement advisory panel offers recommendations for policing reforms

BY: - December 10, 2021

The Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission, created by Gov. Tom Wolf last year, is made up of 21 voting members, including one representative from each of Pennsylvania’s 15 state police troops, and is tasked with reviewing law enforcement practices in the commonwealth and offering recommendations on areas of improvement, including areas such as use-of-force, police-involved shootings and bias-based policing practices. 

State Police’s Camp Cadet develops self-esteem, discipline, teamwork in youth | Helping the Helpers

BY: - November 26, 2021

'We want to build that positive bridge so they can bring that to their community and society as well,' Pa. State Police Trooper Robert Broadwater said

Report: GOP guv hopeful Gerow was sideswiped in fatal Pa. Turnpike crash, police say

BY: - October 1, 2021

The crash, which occurred on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on July 21 around 10 p.m., left the motorcyclist dead, and has been under investigation by the Pennsylvania State police since, according to a published report. 


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.


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:


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.