Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Facts*
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
-over 12 million residents.
- there are 67 counties that contain 2,562 municipalities.
-48 counties consisting of 1,652 municipalities are considered rural consisting of less than 3.5 million residents.
-78% of the total municipalities within the Commonwealth consist of 5,000 or less residents.
-approximately 3.5% of the total municipalities have populations of 20,000 or more.
Police Departments in Pennsylvania (as of 2010)
TOTAL MUNICIPALITIES 2,562
TOTAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS 1,180
State Police Exclusive 1,258
Full-Time Officers 19,477
Part-Time Officers 4,538
K9 Teams UNKNOWN
Full-Time Departments 881
Part-Time Departments 136
* PENNSYLVANIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT FACT SHEET, Governor’s Center for Local Government Services, Department of Community and Economic Development, AUGUST 2012