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Pa. legislators want to add 10,000 more officers statewide


By Tom Barnes
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

HARRISBURG, Pa. Two Pittsburgh-area legislators are pushing a bill that would add 10,000 municipal police officers around the state at a cost of $56 million.

"The primary function of government is to protect people,'' said Rep. Randy Vulakovich, R-Shaler, who was a Shaler police officer for 27 years before winning election to the state Legislature last year.

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