In the early 1990's a visionary group of active and retired State Police and citizens pioneered an effort to establish the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational & Memorial Center (HEMC). HEMC was chartered in 1997 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and began formal operations in 1999.
Yes, HEMC is a 501 (c) (3) organization
by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt,
charitable organization which allows your cash contribution
to receive the tax
benefits of a gift in the year it is made. Outright
contributions of cash are the most direct and immediate
way of helping HEMC in this important effort.
The Pennsylvania State Police is the oldest organization
of its kind in the nation, and is rich in heritage and
culture. It is the mission of HEMC to preserve its
history and at the same time share with the public the
remarkable accomplishments, historical artifacts and
documents of this highly regarded organization.
The concept of PSP-HEMC is to build a Center with three
Historical: It will collect,
preserve and exhibit significant historical artifacts and focal points appropriate to the history of
the PA State Police.
Educational: It will serve as an educational facility highlighting
the diverse functions of the Department from its inception in 1905 to the present day, and provide
opportunities for education.
Memorial: It will serve as a
Memorial to all State Police employees, past and present, particularly those brave Troopers who made
the ultimate sacrifice while serving our citizens and upholding the law and proud traditions of the
The current cost of general admission into the museum is: Adults...$7.00 | Students (6-18 yrs. old)...$4.00 |
& under are free
Guided Tours Costs: Adults...$10.00
| Students (6-18 yrs. old)...$5.00 | Children 5
and under are free
(Guided Tours require 2 weeks advanced notice ...
you wish to schedule guided tour)
You can make a donation by calling PSP-HEMC office
at: 717.534.0565, through our
, or by sending a contribution through the mail to:
PSP-HEMC 187 Police Academy Drive - Hershey, PA
17033 Office hours: Mon -Fri 9am - 4pm Saturday
the office is open 10am - 3pm | Sundays and
state holidays the office
187 Police Academy Drive | Hershey, PA 17033 | Phone: +1