News and Updates

PBA of NYS Law Enforcement Praises the Work of DEC Police Officers for Bravery and Servic

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) congratulates members of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Law Enforcement as they received awards for bravery and service.

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ECO George Wilbur Assisted a Good Samaritan In Saving A Red Tailed Hawk

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Yesterday Environmental Conservation Officer George Wilber assisted a good samaritan who found this critical red tailed hawk on a road in Oneonta.

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University Police Officer Philip Netzband Honored by Madison County American Legion

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Madison County Legion honored local law enforcement and first respondents at their annual Law and Order Dinner. Joe Barilla, the Law and Order Committee Chairman said “this gives the Madison County American Legion the chance to thank individuals who might not otherwise receive the kudos they deserve”.

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NYS Environmental Conservation Officers’ Union Ask the Public for Information, Offer Reward

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The NYS Environmental Conservation Officers' Union and Association Ask the Public for Information, Offer Reward on the 35th Anniversary of ECO Becker and His Wife's Deaths.

The Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad has agreed to review a case involving the deaths of a New York State Environmental Conservation Officer and his wife while the officer's police association and union have offered a monetary reward for information leading to an arrest, all in an effort to find answers to a cold case that has baffled family members and the law enforcement community for 35 years.

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PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Praises the Work of SUNY Morrisville Police Officers

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) commends work of SUNY Morrisville police after they administered a presumably live-saving dose of naxolone – or Narcan – to an overdose patient.

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DEC Commends Forest Rangers and State Police for Search and Rescue Operations

Monday, March 07, 2016

DEC Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the completion of rescue and recovery operations, by New York State Forest Rangers and State Police spanning more than 16 hours Saturday in the Adirondack backcountry.

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DEC Begins Training for Newest Class of Environmental Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers

Friday, March 04, 2016

DEC Begins Training for Newest Class of Environmental Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers; PBA of NYS Members Look Forward to Serving With This New Class of Brothers and Sisters

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Forest Ranger David Nally Honored as Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Thursday, February 25, 2016

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Ranger David Nally was named "2015 Environmental Enforcement Officer of the Year" by the Pine Barrens Law Enforcement Council (PBLEC). Each year the membership of the PBLEC gets to select individuals who they feel deserve to be recognized for their work within the Central Pine Barrens. PBLEC consists of more than 26 law enforcement organizations in Suffolk County.

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PBA of NYS Offers Testimony at Environmental Conservation Hearing in Albany

Monday, February 01, 2016

PBA members were in Albany Jan. 28 to offer testimony to the Joint Legislative Committee on Environmental Conservation. Board members John Burke, EnCon Police superior officers director, and Art Perryman, Forest Rangers director, represented the PBA. 

(Left to Right) John Burke and Art Perryman

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Gov. Cuomo Must Improve State Park Safety by Addressing Park Police Shortage

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Editor’s Note: Gov. Cuomo on Dec. 19 promoted the state’s fifth annual First Day Hikes program, which encourages park-goers to visit state parks on Jan. 1.The PBA of NYS Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) once again urges the governor to increase state park police staffing to help protect patrons and reduce the out-of-control rate of attrition. Statement on behalf of the PBA of NYS is attributable to Manny Vilar, PBA of NYS vice president, park police sergeants director and a 31-year park police veteran.

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