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The PBA Advocates For Their Members

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

One of the ways the PBA advocates for its members is by providing testimony before legislative hearings about how agency funding affects your ability to serve the public.

PBA Directors Drew Cavanagh (PBA Secretary and Forest Rangers Superior Officers Director), John Burke (Environmental Conservation Officer Superior Officers Director) and Manny Vilar (Vice President and Park Police Sergeants Director) testified this week before a joint Senate and Assembly budget committee on the environmental conservation portion of the budget (which includes funding for DEC and OPRHP). As you can see by the attached video, each director presented strong testimony regarding staffing shortages, car and other equipment breakdowns, and other items of concern. Click here to watch the their testimonies.