PRIMARY FUNCTIONS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE
POLICE HISTORICAL, EDUCATIONAL AND MEMORIAL CENTER:
The facility will house a significant collection of artifacts representing the 100 year
history of the Pennsylvania State Police and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Long-term
preservation, protection, and display of these items will highlight the outstanding history,
tradition, and accomplishments of the Pennsylvania State Police.
The museum will have a memorial library of official records,
reports, and other documents, and extensive photographic records, which will serve as an
invaluable research center for those studying the Pennsylvania State Police.
In addition, the facility may aid in administering job fairs
for the recruitment of qualified candidates for civilian and enlisted positions in the
Pennsylvania State Police that reflect the diverse culture, gender, and ethnic backgrounds of
the citizens of the Commonwealth. There will be information provided on the diversity in
law enforcement career opportunities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
There will be space for an educational, training and research center
with state-of-the-art classrooms for special programs and lectures. It will provide a
platform to teach and interpret highly technical and complex forensics and police sciences to
law enforcement agencies and the public.
Group tours and field trips will be held for
elementary and middle school children. Hands on exhibits and interactive displays will
focus toward teaching safety and high morals to youth. Audio and Video recordings of
police activities will allow children and visitors to experience police operations.
The museum will provide guidance to assist
community members that are interested in developing and participating in crime prevention
programs. The Center will provide opportunities for fostering understanding between the
citizens of the Commonwealth and their state police agency.
A Remembrance Wall and memorial garden dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of
duty, and a Wall of
Honor will be prominent features of the Center.