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 Acquire Two Bell Helicopters to Help Replace Aging Fleet
The Pennsylvania State Police today took delivery of the first two of six Bell 407GX helicopters. The new helicopters will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol and operations to enhance service to the citizens of the commonwealth.
Governor Corbett Announces Graduation of 88 New Troopers
Governor Tom Corbett announced that 88 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy today and were assigned to troops across the state.
State Police Conduct Megan's Law Compliance Checks in Juniata and Mifflin Counties
The Pennsylvania State Police conducted a compliance check of 92 residences and employment locations of sexual offenders in Juniata and Mifflin Counties.
State Police Announce Sergeant and Corporal Promotions
Five members of the Pennsylvania State Police have been promoted to the rank of sergeant and forty-four members have been promoted to the rank of corporal, Commissioner Frank Noonan announced.
State Police Honor Personnel of the Year at the State Police Academy
State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan presented the department's 2014 awards for the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Trooper of the Year, Liquor Enforcement Officer of the Year, Employee of the Year and Police Communications Operator of the Year.
Three Pennsylvania Troopers Presented with Heroism Award
The Pennsylvania State Police recently announced that three state troopers have received the Pennsylvania Narcotics Officers’ Association Heroism Award.
Pennsylvania State Police Release Memorial Day Weekend Crash Statistics
The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 709 crashes during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend.
State Police Release Easter Weekend Vehicle Incident Statistics
Troopers Investigate 397 Crashes on Pennsylvania Highways

Other Information, Media and Announcements