Pennsylvania State Police
Lieutenant Mark A. Magyar began with the Pennsylvania State Police in 2002. He is currently assigned to Troop H – Harrisburg as the Criminal Investigation Section Commander. As the Criminal Investigation Section Commander, Lieutenant Magyar commands Criminal Investigation, Forensic Services, Vice, Fire Marshal, Polygraph, CIA, and Intelligence units within the Troop encompassing 7 station throughout 6 counties. Lieutenant Magyar previously served as the Deputy Director of the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC) as well as supervised patrol and criminal investigative units at Troop J – Lancaster.
In 2016, Lieutenant Magyar was awarded the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the United States Marshals Service. On October 2, 2006, Lieutenant Magyar was one of the first at the scene of the West Nickel Mines Amish School and one of the Troopers who led the assault on the school building. Lieutenant Magyar has presented internationally on the West Nickel Mines School tragedy at various law enforcement conferences and awarded the Pennsylvania State Police Medal of Honor for actions taken during the incident.