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Mission Statement
We, the members of the State College Police Department, are committed to being responsive to our community in the delivery of quality police services. Recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to every individual, our mission is to improve the quality of life in our jurisdiction through a community partnership which promotes safe and secure neighborhoods and business districts.

We will enforce the laws of this Commonwealth and of the communities we serve and will endeavor to identify and reduce citizens' concerns regarding criminal activity, neighborhood deterioration, and continual nuisances. We will closely interact with the community and local government agencies, and engage in crime prevention, criminal apprehension, and other activities which might reduce concerns in the community.

Philosophy and Values
The philosophy of an organization embodies the guiding principles and beliefs under which the members of the organization strive to achieve their mission, goals, and objectives. Click the link above to view the State College Police Department's philosophy and values.

Organizational Chart
Select the link above to view the State College Police Department Organizational Chart.

Specialized Units
State College Borough Police Department has a number of specialized units including the Bike Patrol, K-9 unit and VCICM. Select the link above to find out more information about the Department's specialized units.

Open Records/Public Records
The Borough follows a strict Pubilc Records Policy to assure compliance with Act 3 of 2008, the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law, as amended; to provide access to public records of the Borough of State College; to preserve the integrity of the Borough’s records; and to minimize the financial impact of the residents regarding the resources utilized in the receipt and processing of public record request and the retrieval and copying of public records. Click the link above to view the entire public records policy and find out how to submit an open records request to the State College Police Department.


State College
Police Department

Thomas King
Chief of Police
243 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 234-7150
(814) 235-3324 (fax)
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