Office of Press and Public Information

The Press and Public Information Office is responsible for community relations, media relations and internal information for the Pennsylvania State Police and is located in Department Headquarters within the Office of the Commissioner.  The office includes both a civilian Press Secretary Maria A. Finn (for liaison with the Governor’s Press Office) and a uniformed Public Information Officer Tpr. Adam Reed (for liaison with the media in regards to enlisted/specific law enforcement matters), both reporting directly to the Commissioner.

If you are a reporter on a deadline and  need specific incident information, please contact a designated Troop Public Information Officer.  

For additional information, and all other media inquiries, contact Diana M. Bates, Assistant Press Secretary at 717.783.5556.


Press Releases:

State Police Seize Over $8.5 Million in Heroin and $1 Million in Crystal Meth for the First Quarter of 2014
Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan today announced troopers seized over $16 million in heroin, crystal meth and other prohibited drugs in the first quarter of 2014
State Police to Accept Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medication
April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Governor Corbett Praises New Troopers at State Police Graduation
Governor Tom Corbett today announced that 100 men and women joined the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police following their graduation today from the State Police Academy in Hershey.
New Year's Holiday Crashes Investigated by State Police
Harrisburg - During the New Year's holiday driving period there were 836 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania state police. Of those, 146 were injured and one person was killed.
Pennsylvania Launches HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers to Keep People Safe This Holiday Season
Promotes Designated Driving in Memory of U.S. Naval Officer
Pennsylvania State Police Changing Cadet Eligibility Requirements
Harrisburg – In an effort to entice active-duty military members and veterans and those with full-time law enforcement experience, the Pennsylvania State Police announced today they are changing cadet admission eligibility requirements.
Pennsylvania State Police Releases Comprehensive School Safety Report
The Pennsylvania State Police today released its comprehensive School Safety Report for public/private schools, which outlines safety guidelines that can assist school districts in creating a culture where our schools and children are safe.
Pennsylvanians Urged to Join 'Project Blue Light' in Honor of Fallen Officers
Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania State Police is asking people once again this year to display a blue light in their home or office window during the holiday season to remember fallen law enforcement officers and their survivors.
State Police: PA DUI Association to Honor 81 Law Enforcement Officers
Harrisburg - Fifty-three Pennsylvania State troopers are among 81 law enforcement officers to be honored by a statewide association for their efforts to combat drinking and driving in Pennsylvania.
State Police to Accept Expired, Unwanted Prescription Medications
Harrisburg - The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 26, as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Other Information, Media and Announcements