Kathleen G. Kane - Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General - Protecting Pennsylvanians

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Protecting Pennsylvania Against Crime

As Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officer, the Attorney General works to attack drug trafficking, Internet predators, gun violence, public corruption and other criminal activity; making our state a safer place to live, work and raise a family.

The Office of Attorney General has a wide range of responsibilities, and our public safety work is conducted in many different ways. 

The Criminal Law Division is the largest single section within the office, handling a variety of investigations and prosecutions, including drug enforcement, Internet child predators, organized crime, corruption, insurance fraud, tax crimes, environmental crimes, plus a host of cases referred by local District Attorneys.

Crime prevention is also a major emphasis for the office, working to help people avoid becoming victims of crime.  The office reaches out to families across Pennsylvania with a series of educational programs:

  • Operation Safe Surf - an Internet Safety program for kids, parents and schools.
  • "Think Again" - an education program that stresses the role everyone plays in curbing gun violence in our communities.
  • "Truth & Choices" - an award-winning drug abuse education program for teens, focusing on the true impact of drug abuse.