Anonymous Tip/ Submit a Request
Submit an Anonymous Tip
THIS FORM IS NOT TO BE USED FOR IMMEDIATE RESOLUTION OR CONTACT FROM A POLICE OFFICER. If it is an emergency, dial 9-1-1. If you need an officer to respond the same day, call (814) 234-7150 for dispatch, 24 hours a day. The anonymous tip form allows you to report suspicious or criminal activity in your neighborhood that does not require immediate attention.
The State College Police Department only handles police matters in the Borough of State College, College Township and Harris Township. For other locations, please contact your local law enforcement agency. You can also report crime through the Centre County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-99CRIME or the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers at 1-800-4-PA-TIPS. You can report drug activity directly to the Centre County Drug Task Force by calling: 1-877-898-DRUG.
Please complete as much of the form as possible. The information will be forwarded to the appropriate unit. Sending your personal information to us is not required, however, if you would like to be contacted about your concern, please complete the name, phone number, and email boxes prior to submitting this form and someone will contact you. It is our policy not to trace the origin of an email sent via this form unless it is in the interest of public safety. All information will be investigated before any action is taken. Reports that are determined to be false will be designated as unfounded.
The State College Police Department and our community depend on its citizens to report crimes promptly and support the crime prevention efforts of local police. If crimes go unreported, little can be done to prevent other members of our community from becoming victims. You can help by reporting suspicious and criminal activity immediately.
Please complete our online Anonymous Tip form.
Public Record Policy
The Borough follows a strict Public 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.
Process to Request an Open Record
If you would like to make a request for a copy of an Open Record follow these steps:
- Complete the required Open Records Request Form.
- You then can email, fax or send to the Right to Know Officer:
- Submit general requests to email@example.com.
- For Police Department specific requests, please submit forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public records are open to inspection and for duplication during normal office hours, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
Upon receipt of a request, the Right to Know Officer will:
- Note the date of receipt on the written request.
- Compute the day on which the five-day period will expire and make a notation of that date on the written request.
- Maintain an electronic or paper copy of a written request, including all documents submitted with the request until the request has been fulfilled. If the request is denied, the written request shall be maintained for 30 days or, if an appeal is filed, until a final determination is issued or the appeal is deemed denied.
Appeals should be made to the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records within 15 business days of the mailing date of the Borough's denial of a record. Appeals should be sent to the Office of Open Records, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North St., 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225.
For more information on what is required to appeal a decision to deny a record, visit the Pennsylvania ’s Office of Open Records’ website.
Appeals to requests for criminal police records should be made the Centre County District Attorney's office and should be sent to Stacy Parks-Miller, Centre County District Attorney, Centre County Courthouse, Room 404, Bellefonte, PA 16823-1488.
Right to Know Officer
The State College Borough Right to Know Officer is Borough Manager Thomas J. Fountaine. The Deputy Open Records Officer is Chief John Gardner. Tom Fountaine is responsible for the records of the Borough, overseeing all records in the Administration, Finance, Public Works, Health, Planning and Information Technology Departments. Chief Gardner is responsible for the records in the Police Department.
The State College Police Department will conduct exterior security inspections of your home while you are on vacation. You can notify us by calling (814) 234-7150 or stop by our offices at 243 South Allen Street. For your convenience, complete our online Vacation Home Check Request to let us know when you will be out of town.
The State College Police Department would like business contact information when responding to alarms and emergencies, should they arise. Please register your business and make a note to update it every year by completing our online Business Registration form. It's easy and could be critical information valuable in an emergency.
The State College Police Department is proud to provide modern quality police services to the citizens of State College, College Township, Harris Township, and their visitors. The State College Police Department is continuously striving to improve the quality of its service by monitoring the performance of its employees.
The Police Department is sincerely interested in both rewarding above average performance and in taking corrective action in those instances where an employees performance fails to meet acceptable standards.
Citizen Commendation or Complaint Procedure
To commend or compliment or complain about the performance of a State College Police Department employee, notify a Police Department supervisor:
- by coming in person
- by mailing comments
- by telephone