Gov. Josh Shapiro and State Police Commissioner Christopher Paris announced the promotion of Pennsylvania State Police Captain Michaelann Andrusiak to Major, and her appointment as Director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.
“Major Andrusiak has decades of experience in law enforcement and protecting our Commonwealth against the threats we face, and most importantly, she has embodied the highest standards of trust and integrity throughout her career,” said Colonel Christopher Paris, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner. “I am confident in her ability to continue serving the people of Pennsylvania and ensuring public safety.”
A native of Berks County who now calls Montgomery County home, Andrusiak began her career with the Pennsylvania State Police in 2002 as a trooper. She held the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant and Lieutenant within various stations. Andrusiak also served in the Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards, Internal Affairs Division, and most recently served as the Director of the Drug Law Enforcement Division within the Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
“I am honored to be selected by Governor Shapiro and Colonel Paris to serve as the Director of the Office of Homeland Security for Pennsylvania,” said Andrusiak. “I look forward to the collaboration of talents and strength brought by the dedicated employees who serve in the Office of Homeland Security, the Governor’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police, and all stakeholders, to continue the critical work to defend against emerging threats in service to protect the citizens of this Commonwealth. I will work hard to carry out the mission of this office.”
She is a 2000 graduate of Kutztown University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security coordinates with the Pennsylvania State Police, federal agencies, local governments, and the private sector to secure the Commonwealth against acts of terrorism and to ensure public safety.