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State Trooper? Contact a Recruiter
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online application for the position of a PSP Cadet. Apply Online
What are the
duties of a Trooper?
Pennsylvania State Police Troopers
provide and maintain traffic enforcement and control, crime scene response and investigation,
public order, staff support, and security for the citizens of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania. Troopers often work independently and are required to recognize immediate
problem areas. Troopers must make responsible decisions and take the appropriate corrective
action without the benefit of close supervision. Troopers often operate in situations that are
stressful and dangerous.
Trooper Landon E. Weaver was shot and killed when he
and another trooper responded to a domestic disturbance at a rural home on Bakers Hollow Road
in Juniata Township, Huntingdon County at approximately 6:30 pm. He
has responded to the home to investigate a protective order violation when he was shot.
The subject who shot him had been released on bail on a felony charge earlier in the month.
The suspect in the death of Trooper Weaver, Jason Robison, 32, was shot and killed
Saturday morning, in a confrontation with police. after making threats to officers during an
encounter at a mobile home not far from the site where Trooper Landon Weaver was fatally
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The Rifle Raffle Winner!
Bill Regan, H.E.M.C. President,
presents Thomas Memmi with the Trapdoor Cartrige Carbine Rifle. Mr. Memmi won the the
PSP-Springfield Trapdoor Cartridge Carbine Rifle Raffle when his ticket was drawn
on Thursday, February 18th at the H.E.M.C. monthly board meeting. View more!
This years winner of the
Commemorative Weapon is
Cathy Hunsinger from
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NEWS EVENTS & INFORMATION
Fraud & Scams: Avoid Contractor Scams!
Avoid Contractor Scams! More
than one-third of homeowners fear being scammed by a home improvement contractor. The following
information is intended to help you spot a scam and dodge the defrauders.
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that Americans lost $1.7 Billion to fraud and scams in 2014.
Home improvement is a $200 Billion industry every year.
Poor workmanship is the number one fear homeowners have when hiring a contractor.
Over one-third of home owners have a fear of fraud when hiring a contractor. 70% of
homeowners have hired a contractor for home repair.
How to Not Become A Victim
The #1 Warning sign for homeowners that a contractor may be fraudulent is if they
demand the money up front.
Thoroughly research any contractor before doing business with them.
Interview several contractors before selecting one for the job.
Most Common Scams
When interviewing a contractor,
follow theses guidelines:
Once you have
selected a contractor
Always get a written and signed
contract for the job, no matter how big or small it is.
If a building permit is necessary, have
the contractor secure it in their name.
If you are dealing with an insurance
claim, check with your insurance company to see if an inspection needs to be done prior to the start of
Pay for the job with a credit
card or check and get a receipt. Never pay a contractor in cash.
If your contractor has made
mistakes on the job and tells you they need more money, do not give it to them. It is the contracr's
responsibility to fix their own errors.
While the work is being completed:
Secure all valuables in the
house; do not leave them out where they could be damaged or stolen.
If you notice what appears to
be a problem with the job, photograph it before discussing it with your contractor.
If your contractor tells you
the job price has gone way up, only pay what you agreed on in the contract.
After the work is completed:
Almost 80% of people say that a contractor may be
fraudulent if they are hesitant to provide proof of insurance.
In 2011, the Federal Trade Commission received more
The Pa State
Police H.E.M.C. Operations office and Museum is in Hershey, PA, 187 Police Academy
Drive. Office hours may vary at times but generally, you can reach us... Monday thru Friday 9am to 4:00pm
Saturdays (seasonal): 10-3pm
Call 2 weeks prior when scheduling a tour.
Send donations to:
PSP-HEMC 187 Police Academy Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
On Friday, April 15th, the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational and
Memorial Center hosted an open house to celebrate the completion of the new 6,000sq. ft.
expansion to the facility.
The new addition will provide a modern learning and educational facility, as well as a
display for numerous artifacts of the history
of the Pennsylvania State Police. This will increase the existing facility by 350 percent.
The addition includes a donor-funded chapel, more exhibit area, a vehicle display, and a
multi-purpose room for senior citizen education and public use for meeting space rental.
The long awaited Memorial Bricks will be included in the planned expansion project. Tell me more
Police Commissioner Glenn Walp, (retired) was hired by the lab to investigate crime and
lapsed security that plagued the lab post-9/11. Walp uncovered the theft/loss of over $3 million in