News and Updates

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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