pennsylvania-state-police

Pa. sees record-setting number of firearm background checks

BY: - April 6, 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, the state law enforcement officials completed a record-setting 427,450 background checks alone, according to Pennsylvania State Police data. 

COMMENTARY

The one big reason that Gov. Wolf’s third try at a state police user fee won’t work | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - February 19, 2020

Charge Pennsylvanians for State Police services? In an election year? It's already impossible to gert lawmakers to execute on basic responsibilities.

What would a fair service for state police services look like? | The Numbers Racket

BY: - February 6, 2020

At Tuesday’s budget address, and for the third time during his administration, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a fair-service fee for local governments who are covered by the Pennsylvania State Police. 

‘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.

‘In the same place that we were last year’: Senator calls on State Police to get creative with fee-based funding approach

BY: - February 21, 2019

Officials from the Pennsylvania State Police say their personnel and equipment budgets will be in jeopardy if the municipalities they police full-time don’t help them foot the bill. They’re asking lawmakers to let them impose a new fee on boroughs and townships that don’t maintain their own police forces. But a top Republican senator says […]