News and Updates

First ‘Game Protector’ Killed in the Line of Duty to be Honored 100 Years After His Death

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Members of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBANYS) will attend today’s ceremony at the Empire State Plaza to honor police officers killed in the line of duty.

View news release here.

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PBA Officers to attend graveside ceremony today honoring Game Protector Samuel Taylor

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

First ‘Game Protector’ Killed in the Line of Duty to be Honored 100 Years After His Death.

Graveside service being held in Hamilton today.

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PBA Board of Directors member Brian Gillis has Op-Ed printed in today’s New York Daily News

Monday, April 07, 2014

April 7, 2014 – PBA Director of Environmental Conservation Police Officers Brian Gillis wrote an op-ed commentary that is printed in today’s New York Daily News.

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Services for Johnson City Police Officer David Smith

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Calling hours for Officer Smith will be held at the William Chase Funeral Home on Chenango Street in Port Dickinson on Thursday, April 3 from 4-7 p.m.

The funeral service will take place at the Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church on Main Street in Johnson City on Friday, April 4 at 11 a.m. 

Officer Smith is to be buried at the Chenango Valley Cemetery. The service at the cemetery will be reserved for family and friends.

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The PBA extends our deepest condolences to the family of Johnson City Police Officer David Smith

Monday, March 31, 2014

Johnson City Police Officer Smith was shot and killed this morning after arriving at the scene of a local business in Johnson City, responding to a disturbance call.  To view this mornings story, click here.

Officer Smith leaves a wife and one child.

We will post funeral information and a link to a memorial fund when it becomes available.

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Commissioner Rose Harvey announces the winners of the 2013 Special Service Awards

Thursday, March 20, 2014

These awards are presented each year to employees who demonstrate exceptional service or faithfulness to duty.

We are very proud that four members of the Division of Law Enforcement have been selected for their life saving actions at our two Robert Moses State Parks (on LI and in TI).  Please congratulate Park Police Officers Nathan Sibenik (LI) and Jessica Bottega (SAR) and Dustin Lottie and John Friot (both from TI).  The awards will be presented by the Commissioner at ceremonies at Bear Mountain and Utica in the coming months.


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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The president of the PBA of New York State today will testify before the Joint Budget Hearing on the 2014-15 state budget.  He will be asking lawmakers to support the Governor’s efforts to adequately staff law enforcement agencies and to help replace old, unreliable vehicles as well as asking them to augment the Executive budget by offering additional resources for necessary equipment.

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New York State Park Police Chief’s Bulletin - 2013 in Review

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Please click this link to view NYS Park Police Chief Richard O'Donnell's 2013 review of the great work, many achievements and honorable awards our Park Police Officers accomplished this past year. 

We are proud of the men and women who serve to protect those who visit our parks every day.

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New York State Hearing Shows Ivory Crisis Should Be Everyone’s Concern

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

This article followed the hearings mentioned in our postings on January 16 and 17.

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Officer Needs Assistance

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PPO Benefit Reminder:

Police Officer Gary Barreira, a 21 year vetaran with the New York State Park Police, a husband and a father needs your help.  Last year Officer Barreira was a victum of a hit and run. While being treated he was diagnosed with cancer.  Due to the cost of treatments and hopsitalizations, the family is having financal difficutly.

Please click here to view an updated flyer regarding a benefit being held on January 22, 2014 to lend assistance to Officer Barreira and his family.

Thank you for your kind and generous support!

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