The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) today announced it has elected Lackawanna County native Sgt. Stephen Polishan as president. Polishan will serve a three-year term for the PSTA, which represents over 4,400 state police troopers. Polishan is the 15th PSTA president since the organization was formed in 1962.

Enlisting with the Pennsylvania State Police in 1998, Polishan has served in several patrol units, including Troop M Bethlehem, Troop P Towanda, Troop P Wyoming and Troop P Wilkes-Barre. For the past 11 years, he has served as a full-time criminal investigator for Troop P, assisting with all death and missing person investigations where foul play is suspected.

Polishan was elected to the PSTA Executive Board as treasurer twice since 2018, and also has served as grievance chair. In addition, he served as president of Fraternal Order of Police Frank Albert Memorial Lodge No. 43, which represents members in Bradford, Sullivan, Wyoming and Luzerne counties.

“Pennsylvania’s state troopers serve as the primary law enforcement for 85% of the commonwealth,” Polishan said. “I’m proud to serve as the president for the brave men and women who go to work every day ready to lay down their lives as state troopers.”

A resident of the Scranton area, Polishan is a 1997 graduate of Penn State University, with a Bachelor of Science in administration of justice.

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