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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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