Pennsylvania State Police Welcomes 15 New Liquor Control Enforcement Officers

State Police

HARRISBURG, PA — Colonel Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), this week announced that 15 Liquor Enforcement Officers graduated and have been assigned to Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BLCE) offices across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 28th liquor control enforcement trainee graduating class.

The ceremony was held at the Southwest Training Center in Greensburg. Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee Kaitlyn M. Davenport spoke on behalf of the graduating class.

“I congratulate all of the distinguished men and women of the 28th liquor control enforcement trainee class,” said Colonel Evanchick. “The graduates join a devoted and elite group of officers who enforce liquor code violations throughout the commonwealth.”

Two trainees received special awards and recognition:

  • The High Scholastic Achievement Award, presented to the trainee who earned the highest level of academic achievement in the class: Justin M. Rieg
  • The High Pistol Award, presented to the trainee who scored the highest on the department’s pistol qualification course: Shawn A. Meinhart
  • The Sergeant John M. Makary Physical Fitness Achievement Award, presented to the trainee who achieved the highest combined score on a series of physical skills tests: Justin M. Rieg
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The graduates have been assigned to the following offices:

Allentown
Glenn I. Hodges
Jerry Simatos

Erie
Kaitlyn M. Davenport
Kimberly A. Nerti

Harrisburg
Charles P. Rogers
Allison J. Woods

Philadelphia
Jason D. Brown
Diane L. Charlton
Shawn A. Meinhart

Pittsburgh
Julie A. Olshavsky
Stephanie L. Seitz

Punxsutawney
Amanda L. Blough
Justin M. Rieg
William B. Rossey
Jonathan J. Thomas

Liquor Enforcement Officers are responsible for conducting investigations performed through undercover operations and open inspections of licensed or unlicensed liquor establishments. They have the power and duty to arrest for violations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code and related offenses.

For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, visit psp.pa.gov.

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