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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Statement from Acting State Police Commissioner Colonel Marcus Brown

Harrisburg, PA – Acting State Police Commissioner Colonel Marcus Brown released the following statement:

For over 20 years, I have worked in law enforcement, starting as a beat cop and eventually serving as the head of Maryland State Police before having the honor of being appointed to serve as the Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. As a long-time law enforcement officer and a long-time resident of Pennsylvania, it is an honor to come home and serve the commonwealth.

My appointment to lead the Pennsylvania State Police has been the greatest honor of my career. The men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police serve the people of our commonwealth with honor and distinction, and it has been my unique privilege to serve with them over the past few months.

Part of the past few months has included criticism over my decisions to wear the uniform of the Pennsylvania State Police. I have always believed that wearing the uniform – as I have throughout my career – conveys respect for my colleagues and helps to represent the State Police in my interactions with the public. The criticism of my decision has included derogatory social media postings and personal attacks. It is one thing to attack me, but it finally culminated with an individual finding out where I live, where my children get on the bus, my route of travel, the time I leave my home, putting up signs attacking me, and recording me from afar.

And yesterday after all of this, I made a mistake and an error in judgment. After seeing the signs and realizing that someone had invaded my family’s privacy, I acted hastily without considering my role and the leadership position I hold in the commonwealth. My actions clearly did not reflect well on me or the organization I represent, and I regret that. My family was placed in fear; I reacted as a father to protect my children and my family. Local law enforcement was immediately notified and the signs were turned over to them.

I deeply appreciate the opportunity to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. There is quite simply no greater honor.

I am sorry that my action has distracted from the critical mission that all of our troopers and civilians undertake each day.

I will work every single day to affirm the reputation I have built over the course of my career. I will continue to work toward increasing diversity, obtaining funding for additional cadet classes and fighting the heroin epidemic that is plaguing so many of our communities. I will carry myself with integrity and with honor - as I have throughout my 20 year law enforcement career.

It is an honor and a privilege to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. I will not forget that, and I will work every day to make my colleagues, the people of Pennsylvania, and my family proud of my leadership, actions, and integrity.

16 comments :

Tim Cole said...

All this over what you want to wear to work. Kind of shows how petty law enforcement has become.

Anonymous said...

His appointment is wrong! The office should have been filled from within the Pa State Police.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,
I do not know what happened to warrent your posting. I hope the truth comes out and the scum bag who was harasing your family is brought to justice. However I do know this, anyone who is in law enforcement has my upmost respect. You go out every day and put your life on the line for the public. You must make life and death descions, dealing with people who want to make the all the blame yours. I for one am tired of it. The news media always broadcasts the worst and I am sure lots of times set ups to tape. I want all law enforcement personel to know we are thankful for you and the work you do. You might only hear the negative but the majority of us are thankful to know you watching our backs.
Thank You

Anonymous said...

Commissioner Brown, You have spent your life as a Law Enforcement Officer and as such deserve respect BUT by wearing the uniform of a Pennsylvania State Police Officer you include yourself as member of that organization without completing the crucible of the Academy and their training that every one of those men and women endured in order to exercise the honor of wearing that uniform. As a Police Officer you know in your heart putting on a uniform doesn't make you part of an organization, that must be earned and until you do you should stick to administrative duties and wear a coat and tie. I do agree that your family should be kept of of the issue and anyone that violates that, Trooper or civilian should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Anonymous said...

Can you say loose cannon?

Anonymous said...

He was already a Maryland State Police Officer. Earned that title. Wear the uniform proudly. This is political BS

Little Johnny the Flatlander said...

You sheeple post on here and complain that he didn't serve and didn't do his time, yet most of you support our country's leader who is in charge of the largest Armed Forces unit in the world and has never set foot in the Armed Forces arena. You petty sheeple should all be ashamed of yourselves and review your priorities....

Anonymous said...

So , what exactly did he do that he is apologizing for?
What 'actions' did he take?

Anonymous said...

10:47 Check your facts, he was a Baltimore City Police Officer who was very politically connected and got appointed head of the Maryland State Police by the Governor there and then parlayed that into being appointed head of the PA. State Police.

Anonymous said...

Little Johnny, what gives you the idea that you know anything about what or who most of us support? By the way since you want feel it's necessary to call folks petty without having a clue about them I would say that makes you an idiot.

Anonymous said...

This is only a taste of what is to come from the Wolf pack in Harrisburg.

Anonymous said...

Tim Cole, you're missing the point. This is about so much more than what he wears to work.

Anonymous said...

typical, police thinking they are above the laws. they need held accountable, you break the law, be treated like a scumbag criminal that you are

Anonymous said...

For whatever reason he got the job, does not give someone the right to harass him and certainly not his family. It's ridiculous that anyone could support harassment of our police officers. Show some respect and some professionalism, not to mention class.

Anonymous said...

Little Johnny I wholeheartedly agree with you.

Tim Cole said...

I just reread the article. I stand corrected it is about much more! As far as being an idiot for calling law enforcement petty, Have you seen what's called law enforcement patrolling Coudersport lately ? Sorry I just breezed through the article on my way to work. Just another hot headed cop? Poor cop being harassed its not like the cops in Coudersport have never harassed anyone.