News and Updates

Environmental Conservation Police Expand New York City Enforcement Initiative

Thursday, October 05, 2017

For Immediate Release: 

October 5, 2017

A recently announced detail will soon bring an additional police presence to the New York City transit system according to the PBA of New York State, the organization representing hundreds of Department of Environmental Conservation police. Beginning on October 9, and for a period of at least 30 days, officers will be working extended shifts of up to 12 hours each according to the PBA.

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Employment Opportunity - Houston, Texas

Friday, September 01, 2017

Time Sensitive

Serious Inquiries Only

Brosnan Security Consultants is seeking to fill numerous positions in regard to providing security at several Walmart locations located in Houston, Texas. 

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Police Urge Campus Communities to Remain Vigilant

Friday, September 01, 2017

Campuses are Not Immune to Criminal Activity

As college students return to the class, the PBA of New York State and its approximately 530 State University Police Officers assigned to 29 SUNY campuses around the state remind students that crimes are not only a big city issue, but also can occur on college campuses, student dormitories and in any community regardless of its size or location.

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ECO Timothy Fay Honored as Top New York Wildlife Conservation Officer

Monday, August 28, 2017

Article from the NYS DEC Webpage

August 28, 2017

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Timothy Fay received the 2016 "Officer of the Year" award from the Shikar-Safari Club International in a ceremony hosted by long-time Club member Robert Stackler, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

Shikar-Safari Club International was founded in 1952 by an international group of hunters interested in exchanging ideas about the sport. Each year the club sponsors an award for the Wildlife Conservation Police Officer of the Year in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces and the territories of both nations, acknowledging the important part ECOs play in local, national, and international wildlife conservation.

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Gov Cuomo Announces Newest Graduate Class of Environmental Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers

Monday, August 28, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the graduation of 31 Environmental Conservation Officers and nine Forest Rangers from the State Department of Environmental Conservation's 21st Basic School for Uniformed Officers. The 40 new officers received their diplomas in a formal ceremony at the Kallet Theater in Pulaski today, Friday, August 25.

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DEC Forest Rangers Home from Fighting Montana Wildfires

Friday, August 11, 2017

We are pleased that the first crew of DEC employees, made up of mostly NYS Forest Rangers, made it back from fighting wildfires in Montana safe and sound. 

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PBA of NYS’ Call for Increased Park Police Staffing Across the State

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Albany Times Union today published this front page above-the-fold article about the PBA of NYS’ call for increased Park Police staffing across the state. The PBA pointed to a recent incident at Peebles Island State Park in which a convicted level 3 sex offender, who was just released from a 23 year prison term, harassed and menaced a woman and her young children while they were in the park. 

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National database solves case of man found in Niagara River in 1994

Monday, July 17, 2017

For more than 22 years he was just John Doe.

A white male, between 30 to 45 years old, whose body was found floating, face down in the lower Niagara River near Joseph Davis State Park.

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Forest Rangers’ Crucial Role in upstate New York Search and Rescues

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Albany Times Union wrote a lengthy article this week about several recent drownings in upstate New York and the New York State Forest Rangers’ crucial roles in each of the searches.  The article also went in depth into rescues of lost and distressed people made by several Forest Rangers in the Adirondack mountains as well as other areas of the state. 

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SUNY Buffalo State Police Chief Carey Receives Campus Safety Award

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Campus Safety magazine announced Buffalo State College Police Chief Peter Carey as Director of the year in the higher education category. 

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