Getting to Know and Interact With State Troopers in Lackawanna County

DUNMORE -- People in Lackawanna County had an opportunity to get an inside look of the State Police Barracks.

State Police in Dunmore held an open house on Saturday.

Troopers tell Newswatch 16 that unlike local police, state police are not able to interact with the community because they cover such a large area.

Events such as this one help them get to know the public.

People even learned how they could become a state trooper.


  • Larry Stokes

    I don’t know what to tell you Mr. Keystone cops. You say you don’t like them, oh well that is like the response from a 3 year old, whatever. I am willing to bet they gave you attitude or made you feel like a thorn in their side because you are probably one of these people that are nothing more than a royal pain in the ass. A person that cannot solve your own problems or issues and they probably had to interject at some point and you either disagreed with their decision or outcome. Just an fyi they are not babysitters, psychologists, marriage counselors, children disciplinarians. Unlike most people percieve. They are law enforcement officials here to enforce laws of the commonwealth . Don’t bother them and they won’t bother you. The most of them are good guys and no different than most people.

    • Keystone cops

      Nopem wrong again. I never have been in their presence. Ever. I just don’t like them. It’s ok for me not to like them. When they served in the military, they laid their lives on the line for my rights and freedoms. And with my rights, I declare I have the right not to like them. I love my freedoms!


    I would rather deal w/PSP ANY day over a town cop. I’ve dealt w/ PSP on many different occasions between getting a ticket to finding out information on issues to even having them called to the property. They were always respectful and helpful. Just like teachers, parents and priests…sure you’ll have a few bad ones but the majority are good.

  • Larry Stokes

    All you people that bash the PSP are obvious haters for one reason or another. I have nothing but the utmost respect for these individuals and never had a negative interaction with them all positive. I guarantee the complaining people did something wrong to give a reason to piss them off hence your negative experience. Rest assured you haters will be the first to call them when someone violates or victimizes you or just to save your sorry asses. They are good guys.

    • warningfakenews

      Is it too much to ask of the police to simply honor the oath they took to uphold and defend the constitution and operate in an honest and ethical manner? If they do that, they ARE the good guys. If they don’t do that, by definition, they are not. We don’t define them, they do.

    • Keystone cops

      Nope Larry, you’re wrong, wrong, and wrong. I’ve never been arrested or ever had any interaction with the PSP. I just dont like them. They are very disrespectful to the general public. We are a thorn in their side. We are the mud under their shoes. And no, I would never call these jack-booted military thugs for anything. I would hate to “bother” them.

  • warningfakenews

    It’s the behavior of a police force in the day to day dealings with the public that defines how they are perceived by the public. If they are respectful and honor their oath, and honest- then running an open house isn’t required to boast their image. If their not? Well…

  • Common Sense

    Every encounter or interaction that I have ever seen or heard…..they have been pompous idiots and major jerks.
    Did they rob or shoot anybody?

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