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2013-07-15 12:24:33

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of police pursuits in Pennsylvania increased again last year, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Law enforcement agencies across the state reported involvement in 1,522 vehicle pursuits in 2012, compared to 1,453 pursuits in 2011. Of the 1,522 pursuits, 27.8 percent were discontinued by the police and 29.8 percent ended when the violator stopped voluntarily. "Vehicle pursuits involve a very...

2013-01-10 12:23:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new smartphone application has been developed to help the Pennsylvania State Police receive reports regarding suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism. The new See Something, Send Something app allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC). "This App provides concerned citizens with an effective communications and reporting tool,"...

2012-11-16 12:20:20

State Police Participating in National "Click It or Ticket" Campaign HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania State Police will offer free child safety seat inspections statewide in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Click It or Ticket" campaign from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2. "Vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death, with most fatalities being attributed to unbelted motorists," State Police Commissioner Frank...

2012-09-25 06:24:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The overall number of crimes in Pennsylvania reported to the Pennsylvania State Police through the Uniform Crime Reporting System decreased .7 percent in 2011, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Violent crimes declined .9 percent during 2011, the lowest total since 2003, Noonan said. The statistics are included in the 2011 Uniform Crime Report available online through the Public Services link at...

2012-09-04 10:21:38

Troopers Cited 783 for Not Using Seat Belts; 109 for Not Securing Children HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six people died and 262 others were injured in 746 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the Aug. 31- Sept. 3 Labor Day holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. Of the total crashes, 88 were alcohol-related, including one fatal crash. During the four-day holiday travel period, troopers arrested 440 persons for...

2012-06-18 06:25:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania reported involvement in 1,453 vehicle pursuits last year, a slight increase over the 1,413 pursuits reported in 2010, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Thirteen pursuit-related deaths were reported in 2011. Twelve of those killed were fleeing from police; one death involved an uninvolved person. No police officers were killed as the result of pursuits. "Failing to...

2012-06-06 10:22:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police crime laboratory system has earned accreditation again under a new international inspection and renewal program. "I'm proud that the lab accreditation has been renewed," said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. "This accreditation ensures the department's seven laboratories are capable of continuing to provide accurate and reliable scientific results." Ralph Keaton, executive director of the American...

2012-06-01 06:22:41

Individuals Honored for Actions in Berks and Lycoming Counties HERSHEY, Pa., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, who risked their lives in separate incidents in Berks and Lycoming counties, were honored today with the State Police Medal of Honor, the department's highest award. Sgt. Adam R. Kosheba, from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Dauphin County, and Cpl. Brad J. Eisenhower, of Troop F, Montoursville, Lycoming County, received...

2012-05-29 10:20:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirteen people were killed and 311 others were injured in the 817 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend driving period. This total does not include crashes investigated by local police. "Nine of those killed over the weekend were not wearing seat belts," said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan. "The tragic message from these statistics is very clear: everyone needs...

2012-05-09 06:24:28

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania State Police was recently presented with the 2012 Safety Enforcement Improvement Award by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The award recognizes the state that demonstrates the greatest improvement to its truck safety enforcement program in terms of cost efficiency and traffic enforcement. "This achievement is truly a great honor for the Pennsylvania...