HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf along with PA State Police have launched a new electronic database for use by law enforcement agencies in the hiring of law enforcement officers in the state. The database will contain information on law enforcement officers who have a history of criminal charges or discipline for actions ranging from excessive force to discrimination. State Police Lt. Col. Christopher Paris says the database will augment the enhanced background investigation process for the hiring of law enforcement officers. The database is established by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission or MPOETC. Additionally, for the first time in the state’s history, law enforcement agencies are required to maintain and provide all employment records, including performance evaluations and reasons for separation, pertaining to a previously employed law enforcement officer to a prospective hiring agency. The database will contain more than 1,300 agencies and approximately 30,000 to 35,000 officers. Currently in PA, there are 1,063 municipal law enforcement agencies with more than 22,000 officers.  For more information about the database, click on the picture below.