News and Updates

PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Endorses Senator Betty Little for New York State Senate

Friday, August 10, 2018

Albany – The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) supports incumbent Senator Betty Little, R-Queensbury for the 2018 elections in the New York State Senate 45th District. 

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PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Announces NY State Legislature Endorsements

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) has announced its first endorsements for the 2018 elections in the New York State Legislature.

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Becoming a Police Officer for the NYS DEC Requires More than Just A Bachelor’s Degree

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Around 2000 candidates from all over the State have come to Newport hoping to get into the D.E.C. Academy. They’ve all completed a civil service exam and are now at the West Canada High School hoping to pass the physical test, but D.E.C. Lieutenant Aaron Gordon says it isn’t as easy as you might think.

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State Parks Should Have More Cops

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

A major police union is taking aim at the state parks department for its “patchwork patrol policy” and warning visitors at historic sites and parks to remain vigilant this week and be aware of their surroundings.

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PRESS RELEASE: PARK PATRONS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS AND ALERT WHILE VISITING BEACHES, PARKS AND SITES

Monday, July 02, 2018

PARK PATRONS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS AND ALERT WHILE VISITING BEACHES, PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES

Concerns based on Flawed Patchwork Patrol Policy by State Parks Agency

New Yorkers celebrating the Fourth of July week activities are being urged to be aware of their surroundings and note that some state parks and historic sites may be left without a law enforcement presence due to a flawed patchwork patrol policy being practiced by the state agency charged with managing more than 180 venues across the state. 

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Forest Rangers Rescue 5 Hikers Lost Along N.Y. Border

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A group of five lost hikers were rescued this past week from Rensselear County’s border with Massachusetts and Vermont, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

The hikers called 911 at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, to report that they were lost in the Petersburg Pass area of the Taconic Ridge.

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PBA of NYS Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Janus Case.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME is a deliberate and calculated attempt to undermine the ability of public sector workers to collectively bargain for their members' futures. 

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PRESS RELEASE: Chatham Town Justice Imposes Sentence In Columbia County Poaching Case

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A criminal matter dating to late last year has resulted in Chatham Town Justice James Borgin-Forster imposing what is believed to be one of the most significant in state history stemming from criminal actions related to poaching trophy deer in Columbia County by three local men and the fines totaling more than $16,000.

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Jones Beach - 2018 Memorial Day Weekend

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The picture shows members from the NY State Park Police , NYS Environmental Conservation Police SOG (Special Operations Group), and the NYS Troopers, who joined forces for a protective detail during the 2018 Jones Beach Memorial Day weekend Airshow May 25-27.

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PRESS RELEASE: Merger Measure Aims to Keep Park Patrons Safe by Joining Forces with State Police

Friday, May 25, 2018

A Common Sense Solution To The Statewide Problem Posed By A Shortage Of Park Police Officers.

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