PSTA prepares for 2nd Annual PA FOP Toy Drive

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, the PA State Troopers Association (PSTA) is once again hosting its holiday toy drive for children in need. If you are able, please bring a new and unwrapped toy to the PSTA or any state police barracks across the commonwealth by Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. These toys will help…

NTC Partners with CABT

The National Troopers Coalition (NTC) takes positions on important issues that affect the safety of our members. To further these goals, the NTC partners with other groups to make sure we are successful. One important issue we weighin on is opposing bigger and heavier trucks on our nationsroadways. The organization that has led the way…

Sunny Day Camp appreciation award

On May 21, 2019, Corporal Minnucci presented PSTA  president David Kennedy with an award of appreciation.   Sunny Day Camp began in 2016 and was the vision of Pennsylvania State Police Corporal Samantha Minnucci. Sunny Day Camp was created and implemented in Chester County, PA. Through its huge success it is currently being expanded across the…

PSTA issues statement regarding passing of Trooper Donald C. Brackett

Trooper Donald C. Brackett

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Trooper First Class Donald C. Brackett. “Our prayers and condolences go to the family of Trooper Donald C. Brackett. Trooper Brackett will forever be remembered as an extraordinary individual and a hero. Trooper Brackett’s oath was to serve…

UPMC plan to restrict health care benefits for Pa. troopers is flat-out wrong

Pennsylvania state troopers accept the dangers of their job. So do our loved ones. It’s the price we pay for seeking to serve our communities. But we cannot accept when a so-called nonprofit tries to restrict the health care benefits for active and retired troopers and their families. That’s exactly what will happen if behemoth…

Working together can help our state troopers: David Kennedy

Pennsylvania state troopers are working harder than ever before as our department continues to be stretched incredibly thin. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania General Assembly have — and continue to provide — our department with new cadet classes each year, but we simply cannot keep up with retirements within our ranks. Currently, our ranks…

PA Jeer, Cheer Supreme Court Union Ruling

Pennsylvania unions and business groups react to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said government employees cannot be forced to contribute money to unions that represent their respective work sectors. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf:  “The Court’s decision is a major step backward for working families and the middle class. For generations, unions in our country…

Keeping up to speed: Local law enforcement officials want radar for speed enforcement

In the U.S., only one of the 50 states does not allow local police to use radar to enforce speed limits. You’re living in it. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police do use radar. But by law, municipal police may not use radar, even though it is much more efficient than the line of sight timing (LOST…