News and Updates

NYS Park Police - Active Shooter Training at SPAC

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Despite their increased frequency across the world, mass shootings are still relatively new for police officers in terms of response.

"They go in as fast, as many shots as they can fire, that is their goal," said Lieutenant Donald Benware, a veteran with the New York State Park Police. "They don’t have a political gain or they don’t have any mission other than to kill people." 

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Forest Rangers Rescue 3 Hikers in Adirondacks

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Forest rangers rescued three hikers in the Adirondacks this past Friday and Saturday. Two men from the Rochester suburbs called DEC dispatchers Friday to report they were stranded on the steep ledges near Rogers Rock Campground along Lake George.

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University Police Officers’ Actions Save Lives at UB & Buffalo State

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NEWS RELEASE: Training Keeps PBA of New York Members Ready to Respond on Campus and in the Community

For the second time in less than a month, members of the PBA of New York State have been involved in extraordinary emergency life-saving response on the campuses of the University at Buffalo and at Buffalo State. Thanks to the presence of well-prepared, and effective University Police officers, two students whose hearts had stopped, were revived, and are recovering.

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No Parole For Herman Bell

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

On Friday, May 21, 1971, New York City Police Officers Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini were shot and killed while on foot patrol in the Colonial Park Houses public housing complex. They were ambushed by Herman Bell, Albert Washington and Anthony Bottom, all members of the Black Liberation Army.

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PBA representatives testifying at the joint legislative budget hearings

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PBA representatives will be testifying today at the joint legislative budget hearings held by both the State Senate and Assembly on a number of important PBA initiatives. 

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Recovering DEC Police Officer and Partner BAG Alleged Poachers in Columbia County

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Limited Enforcement Force Stretched to Limits

An Environmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO) who was gravely wounded during the 2016 hunting season is back in uniform and patrolling Columbia County, and seeking to preserve state resources from poachers. And, now paired again with his long-time patrol partner, ECO James Davey continues to make a difference.

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University Police Officers’ Work Provides Critical Link to Conviction of SUNY Albany Rapist

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


An Albany County jury has convicted a Guilderland resident of Rape, in the First Degree, and two associated charges stemming from an assault upon a University at Albany student.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

PBA of New York State Salutes Return of ECO James Davey to duty;

Urges Action On Measure To Protect Livelihood Of Members Injured In Line-Of-Duty.

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Media outlets reporting on the PBA of NYS and towns lobbying to address Forest Ranger shortages

Monday, November 27, 2017

North Country Public Radio and the Albany Times Union newspaper both reported on the PBA of NYS' and several towns' efforts to lobby the state on the importance of increasing the Forest Ranger ranks to better enable the force to respond to rescues and deliver services to those accessing New York's wilderness areas.  

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The PBA of NYS Urges Voters to Support Ballot Proposal #3 Forest Preserve Land Bank Amendment

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

For Immediate Release:

November 1, 2017

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of New York State) has announced its support for Ballot Proposal #3 on the New York state ballot this election day. If approved the Forest Preserve Land Bank Amendment will create a land bank, which will allow local governments to request Forest Preserve land for qualifying projects in exchange for the state adding 250 new acres to the Forest Preserve.

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