State Police

Public Safety
3:19 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Pennsylvania State Troopers Target HOV Lane Violators

The Pennsylvania State Police issued 60 citations and 14 warnings Wednesday morning to drivers on the Parkway North HOV lanes for not meeting the requirements to be driving them.

“The HOV lanes are for high-occupancy vehicles, meaning you need to have multiple people in the vehicle, more than one person,” said Trooper Robin Mungo. “The HOV lanes are designed to alleviate congestions going into the city during rush hour traffic and leaving the city during rush hour traffic.”

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Public Safety
3:30 am
Sun July 21, 2013

Police Pursuits on the Rise in Pennsylvania

The number of police pursuits in Pennsylvania has increased once again, according to state police.

Law enforcement agencies across the commonwealth reported 1,522 vehicle pursuits in 2012, up 69 from the previous year.

Eight hundreds pursuits began as simple traffic violations, registration plate violations or inspection violations, and 214 chases were initiated because of suspected DUI. Felony criminal offenses accounted for 228 pursuits, and 131 were due to a stolen or suspected stolen vehicle.

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PA State Police
11:34 am
Thu February 21, 2013

State Police Face Shortages in Wake Of Municipal Budget Cuts

PA State Police fight for more funding to add troopers to patrol municipalities.
Credit Sean M. Flynn/Flickr

The increasing reliance on the Pennsylvania State Police isn’t letting up any time soon, in spite of the governor’s plan to put another 380 troopers on patrol.

The head of the State Police is voicing concern about the growing number of municipalities depending on the agency for their police coverage. As communities look to cut costs by shrinking their police departments, the State Police are left to pick up the slack.

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