Pennsylvania State Police Leadership

Col. John C. Groome

Col. John C. Groome

Superintendent

PA State Police

Jul 1905 - Feb 1920

Major Lynn G. Adams

Major Lynn G. Adams

Superintendent

PA State Police

Mar 1920 - Feb 1937

Capt. Wilson C. Price

Cpt. Wilson C. Price

Superintendent

State Highway Ptrl

1923 -1936

Cpt. Charles H. Quarles

Cpt. Charles H. Quarles

Superintendent

State Highway Ptrl

1936 -1937

Col. Percy W. Foote

Col. Percy W. Foote

Commissioner

PA Motor Police

Jun 1937- Jan 1939

Col. Lynn G. Adams

Col. Lynn G. Adams

Commissioner

  PA Motor Police

  May 1939 - Jan 1943

Col. Cecil M. Wilhelm

Col. Cecil M. Wilhelm

Commissioner

PA State Police

Jan 1943 - Mar 1955

Col. Earl J. Henry

Col. Earl J. Henry

Commissioner

PA State Police

Apr 1955 - Jan 1959

Col. Frank McCartney

Col. Frank McCartney

Commissioner

PA State Police

Feb 1959 - Jan 1963

Col. E. Wilson Purdy

Col. E. Wilson Purdy

Commissioner

PA State Police

Jan 1963 - Apr 1966

Col. Frank McKetta.

Col. Frank McKetta.

Commissioner

PA State Police

Jan 1967- Jan 1971

Col. Rocco P. Urella.

Col. Rocco P. Urella.

Commissioner

PA State Police

Jan 1971 - Jan 1973

Col. James D. Barger

Col. James D. Barger

Commissioner

PA State Police

Jan 1973 - Feb 1977

Col. Paul J. Chylak

Col. Paul J. Chylak

Commissioner

PA State Police

Mar 1977 - Jan 1979

Daniel F. Dunn

Daniel F. Dunn

Commissioner

PA State Police

Mar 1979 - May 1984

Col. Jay Cochran, Jr

Col. Jay Cochran, Jr.

Commissioner

PA State Police

May 1985 - Jan 1987

Col. John K. Schafer

Col. John K. Schafer

Commissioner

PA State Police

Apr 1987 - Aug 1987

Col. Ronald M. Sharpe

Col. Ronald M. Sharpe

Commissioner

PA State Police

Oct 1987 - Jan 1991

Col. Glenn A. Walp

Col. Glenn A. Walp

Commissioner

PA State Police

Apr 1991 - Jan 1995

Col. Paul J. Evanko

Col. Paul J. Evanko

Commissioner

PA State Police

Apr 1995 - Jan 2003

Col. Jeffrey B. Miller

Col. Jeffrey B. Miller

Commissioner

PA State Police

Mar 2003 -Sep 2008

Col Frank E. Pawlowski

Col. Frank E. Pawlowski

Commissioner

PA State Police

Oct 2008 -Dec 2010

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Col. Frank Noonan

Commissioner

PA State Police

Jan 2011 -Current


"The Training School, at Hershey, has clearly demonstrated its value not only as a means of educating the police officer as to the technicalities of his work, but also as a means of determining the personal character of the recruit."

Maj. Lynn G. Adams
~1926

"Experience has demonstrated that alert young men who desire to lead an active life succeed as Motor Policemen, while the 'drones' who will not devote their efforts toward self improvement fail in this as well as any other vocation."

Col. Percy W. Foote  ~1938

"Courtesy is in no way a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it is a sign of strength of character, self confidence and self respect".   A man can be a Patrolman and a gentleman at the same time."
Capt. Wilson C. Price ~1928