Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy issued the following statement on Gov. Josh Shapiro and the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s efforts to pass and sign House Bill 1300 into law, which provides for a 100 trooper increase in the commonwealth’s complement – the first increase in the Pennsylvania State Police complement since 2001.
“Gov. Shapiro and the leaders in the House and Senate recognize the first duty of government is the safety of its citizens. The Pennsylvania State Police serves as the primary law enforcement agency for 85% of Pennsylvania and serves residents in all communities. More troopers are desperately needed to fulfill our mission. We would like to thank Gov. Shapiro, legislative leaders and the members from both parties who supported this legislation.”
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The Pennsylvania State Troopers Association represents 4,440 state police officers serving Pennsylvania. PSTA exists to help protect those who protect us, and to serve those who serve the commonwealth. For more information about PSTA, visit www.psta.org.