Lawmakers hear about challenges victims, law enforcement face processing rape kits
Going to the hospital and having a rape kit done “was pointless,” Sarah told members of the House and Senate’s Democratic Policy committees. “It ended up meaning nothing. My detective and prosecutor would never even see the swabs. My rape kit was never processed and tested.”
Law enforcement advisory panel offers recommendations for policing reforms
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.
New PSP Deputy Commissioner makes history again as first Black woman to serve in role
Lt. Col. Kristal Turner-Childs, who has served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Police since 1998, will serve as the deputy commissioner of staff for the state police and assist the commissioner in developing policies and procedures for the state’s law enforcement officers, Gov. Tom Wolf announced in a statement Tuesday.
Pa. sees record-setting number of firearm background checks
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.
The one big reason that Gov. Wolf’s third try at a state police user fee won’t work | Mark O’Keefe
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
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
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
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 […]