News and Updates

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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DEC DLE Investigator’s Testimony Rebroadcasted

Friday, January 17, 2014

For those of you that were not able to view Department of Environmental Conservation Police Investigator Cynthia Harcher’s testimony, given on behalf of the PBA, at a legislative hearing yesterday, you should know that the Assembly is broadcasting the hearing in its entirety right now.  This hearing was to examine the effectiveness of New York’s restrictions on the sale of ivory; as you know the desire for ivory on the black market has caused the slaughter of thousands of African elephants each year and they are severely endangered.  

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DEC DLE Investigator to testify on behalf of the PBA before State Legislative Hearing

Thursday, January 16, 2014



Environmental Conservation Officers Union Supports Legislation to

Strengthen Penalties for Illegal Ivory Sales


The PBA of NYS today announced it supports the efforts of Assemblyman Robert Sweeney to curtail the slaughter of African and Indian elephants and other exotic animals by advancing legislation to restrict the sale of ivory and other exotic materials in New York.

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Many PBA members are attending the funeral of Trooper David Cunniff today

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Services announced for fallen Trooper David Cunniff

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

In a news piece today the services for Trooper David Cunniff have been announced. Please click this link for details and to view a touching interview with a close friend.

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The PBA extends our deepest condolences to the family of Trooper David Cunniff

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New York State Trooper David Cunniff tragically died today after his State Police vehicle was struck by a truck on the New York State Thruway last night. 

Trooper Cunniff leaves a wife and two sons, ages 4 and 6. 

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

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Our hearts go out to the family and friends of fallen State Police Trooper Riley

Friday, November 22, 2013

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Governor signs Bill requiring all boat operators to obtain a boating safety certificate

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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Become a NYS Forest Ranger, an Environmental Conservation Officer or a University Police Officer

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Department of Civil Service has announced recruitment examinations for the month of October. 

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