Senate confirms Colonel Tyree Blocker as PSP Commissioner
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The State Senate late Wednesday night confirmed Colonel Tyree Blocker as Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner.
Governor Wolf released the following statement:
“I am pleased the Pennsylvania Senate tonight confirmed Col. Blocker as the State Police commissioner and I look forward to continuing to work with him. Col. Blocker will build on the strong foundation of the traditions and culture of the State Police, and his diverse experience – working his way up from trooper to commissioner – is a tremendous asset to the commonwealth.
“Col. Blocker brings strong leadership capabilities and a history of working collaboratively with law enforcement officials at all levels. Col. Blocker has more than 30 years of experience in the State Police and he is a great fit to lead the men and women of the agency.”
Tyree C. Blocker started his career with the Pennsylvania State Police in 1975 as a trooper, working in patrol, criminal investigation, staff services and organized crime with Troops J based in in Lancaster County, T, K, and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Major Blocker worked his way up through the ranks over a 30 year career with the State Police, retiring in 2005 with the rank of major and was responsible for investigative, patrol and administrative operations of 3 Troops, comprised of 13 locations and 750 Troopers in 10 counties including Philadelphia.
During his three decades with the State Police, major Blocker supervised units related to identification records, automotive activities, procurement and supplies, communications, and community relations; worked in all facets of criminal investigation, and the gathering of intelligence, as well as the active participation in various multi-agency, multi-state task forces; supervised hundreds of troopers while running the administrative, financial and operational aspects of numerous counties as well as providing support for local law enforcement; and reorganized the Bureau of Drug Law Enforcement to address the sophistication and complexity of drug trafficking in the commonwealth.
After retiring from the State Police, Major Blocker worked at George Mason University serving as a technical adviser to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and then as an advisor to the minister of national security for the Trinidad and Tobago government. Major Blocker also served as president of Silver Seals Consulting and currently owns Future Gem Fitness Corporation. Major Blocker resides in New London Township in Chester County with his wife, Janice.