DePasquale launches audit of State Police’s instant background check system for gun purchases
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
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
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
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 […]
The controversial fee on Pennsylvania State Police coverage, explained
Like diamonds and a mother's love, some things are timeless — including the perennial fight over a proposed fee on Pennsylvania municipalities that rely solely on State Police.
Wolf, lawmakers can’t forget the challenges facing the Pa. State Police | Opinion
By David Kennedy Pennsylvania State Troopers are working harder than ever before as our department continues to be stretched incredibly thin. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly have — and continue to provide — our department with new cadet classes each year, but we simply cannot keep up with retirements within our ranks. Currently, […]