Law Enforcement Services

The Pennsylvania State Police provides services and assistance to law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth.

Investigative Services and Assistance

Agencies can contact their nearest Troop to request assistance.

  • Major Case Team
  • Patrol Services
  • Forensic Services Unit (FSU)
  • Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Specialist (CARS)
  • Vehicle Fraud Investigators (VFI)
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC)
  • Missing Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA)
  • Amber Alert Activations
  • Liquor Control Enforcement (LCE)
  • Polygraph
  • Fire Marshal
  • K-9
  • Aviation
  • Special Emergency Response Team (SERT)
  • Clandestine Lab Response Team
  • Hazardous Device and Explosives Section
  • Mounted Unit
  • Computer Crime

Drug Recognition Experts

Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) are highly trained to recognize when an individual has been driving under the influence of drugs. Through specialized testing, they identify which drug categories are causing the impairment. To find a PSP DRE to assist in your investigations of drug-impaired subjects, contact your local station.

Bureau of Forensic Services 

This bureau is responsible for the operation of six regional laboratories located in Bethlehem, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Lima, and Wyoming. Forensic services are available in AFIS, Latent Prints, Firearms and Tool Marks, Questioned Documents, Drug Identification, Beverage Alcohol Analysis, Clandestine Laboratory Analysis, Serology, Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, DNA, and Trace Evidence to all state, municipal, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement

This bureau is responsible for education and enforcement of the Liquor Code, Title 40, and related statutes.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Division

This division is responsible for overseeing law enforcement’s efforts to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries involving large trucks through a variety of safety programs.


The Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network is used by Pennsylvania criminal justice agencies to access driver's license and motor vehicle information, state criminal history record information maintained in the Pennsylvania State Police central repository, the commonwealth's central registry for protection from abuse orders, "hot" (stolen and wanted) files, law enforcement messaging capabilities, and a variety of other services. CLEAN is Pennsylvania’s conduit to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and to the International Justice and Public Safety Information Sharing Network (NLETS).


The Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training Commission is responsible for establishing and maintaining training standards for municipal police officers and other law enforcement officers throughout the Commonwealth. MPOETC also establishes and maintains standards for instructors and curriculum content at the 21 certified schools across the state that deliver the basic police training curriculum under Act 120. Each year, the commission staff coordinates the development of 12 hours of in-service training which is mandatory for all municipal police officers across the commonwealth. The commission is also responsible for the certification and decertification of municipal police officers. Officers must be certified by MPOETC before enforcing the crimes code, vehicle code, or carrying a firearm.


PaCIC analysts provide department members plus federal, state, and municipal law enforcement agencies with access to intelligence information, investigative data, and public source information 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Analysts also provide intelligence summaries; organization charts; link analysis; time event analysis; and other professional products.

Municipal/Regional Police Speed Enforcement

To apply, the chief or head of the municipal or regional police department should visit Request a Municipal or Regional Police Speed Enforcement Agreement.

PSP Identification Supplies

Supplies can be ordered by mailing in the Pennsylvania State Police Requisition Form (SP4-120) or by calling the PSP Reproduction and Graphic Service Section at 717-783-5596.

These supplies may be ordered by Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Agencies ONLY. All orders are subject to validation. The following supplies are available:

  • SP 4-123 Arrest and Institution Fingerprint Cards
  • SP 4-124 Applicant Fingerprint Cards
  • SP 4-124A Personal Identification (Children’s)
  • SP 4-125 Envelopes, Fingerprint
  • SP 4-120 Requisition for Identification Supplies
  • SP 4-164 Request for Criminal History Record Information
  • Palm Cards (Live Scan only)

Data Reporting

Agencies can submit police pursuit and Uniform Crime Reporting data. For more information, visit:

Application for Emergency Vehicle Designation

Agencies should visit Apply for Emergency Vehicle Designation for more information and to apply.