The State College Police Department (SCPD) in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) undertook an 18-month pilot project aimed at increasing the perception of PSU students of the likelihood of getting caught and sanctioned for underage drinking and furnishing alcohol to persons under 21.
Officers assigned to bike patrol as weather and staffing permits, are just as approachable as officers on foot patrol; however on bike, officers have the added advantage of being able to quickly respond to calls for service.
In 2009, the State College Police Department entered into an agreement with the Penn State University Police Department to assist in staffing the Penn State Bomb Squad. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)-accredited bomb squad is currently staffed by personnel from both agencies and includes Officer M. Jordan Pieniazek from the State College Police Department.
In May 2010, the State College Police Department implemented a motorcycle patrol program by purchasing a Harley-Davidson police motorcycle and training two police officers.
NEAT is designed as a highly visible, proactive, assertive, and consistent enforcement program in an effort to improve the quality of life in the assigned neighborhood.
The Centre County Tactical Response Team (CCTRT) currently consists of 12 officers from 6 participating agencies in Centre County.
The VCICM Unit is a collaboration between the State College Police Department and Centre Safe, the only community-based advocacy organization providing services to victims of intimate partner crimes in Centre County.