News and Updates

We Need More DEC Forest Rangers In The Field

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Article From the Times Union Newspaper

by: Fred Lebrun, Published 8:15 pm, Saturday, December 24, 2016

There can no more joyful Christmas than in the Niskayuna homes of the two young hikers rescued in good condition after two frigid days and nights from the windblown snowy brow of Algonquin Peak in the Adirondacks.

The pair, Madison "Maddie" Popolizio, 19, and Blake Alois, 20, were astoundingly lucky. The situation they put themselves in had tragedy written all over it.

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TWC News Interview With PBA Secretary and Forest Rangers Superior Officers Director Drew Cavanagh

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Time Warner Cable has posted the web link for the December 16, 2016 interview of PBA Secretary and Forest Rangers Superior Officers Director Drew Cavanagh regarding the dramatic rescue Forest Rangers, State Police members and volunteers made in the Adirondack Mountains last week.

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Helicopter Rescue of the Lost Hikers on Algonquin Near The Summit

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dramatic video of the hoist. If you are not familiar with helicopter rescues, this is extreme. Forest Ranger Ian Kerr operating the rescue hoist and bringing the hikers into the ship.

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Statement from the PBA of NYS on the Columbia County Incident

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

For Immediate Release: 

November 30, 2016


Late on Tuesday afternoon, James Davey a member of the PBA of New York State, and an on-duty Environmental Conservation officer in Columbia County, suffered a gunshot wound stemming from an investigation of shots fired in the area. 

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Important Message From The PBA To Please Be Careful

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

We wish our PBA messages this week were limited to wishing you a happy Thanksgiving, but the attacks on police officers are so brazen and becoming all too common that we must implore you to look out for your safety.

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PBA of NYS Law Enforcement Commends SUNY Police Award Recipients

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The union representing the New York State University Police is commending the state‚Äôs university police officers who received awards for heroism, service and lifetime achievements yesterday, Nov. 15. The SUNY Police Chiefs Association bestows the awards annually at a luncheon in Saratoga Springs. 

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Request For Assistance For A Yorktown Police Officer

Monday, November 07, 2016

Our friends at the Yorktown PBA contacted us and asked for help with one of their officers who is ill. Officer Lauren Raczynsky, is battling stage 4 endometriosis as well as Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia.

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PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Announces NY State Legislature Endorsements

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) today announced endorsements of candidates running in New York State legislative races.

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Our Deepest Condolences to New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic on-duty death of New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt, who was struck and killed by a passing car while assisting a motorist this morning. On behalf of the members of the PBA of NYS, we offer our deep and sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues as they mourn his passing, and celebrate his life and his service to the state. We will post funeral information on this web site when those details are finalized.

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A Strong Endorsement for NYS Forest Rangers from Former State Police Commander Major Charles Guess

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Former State Police Commander Major Charles Guess speaks to reporters on June 26, 2015 in Malone about the search for Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. He commended Forest Ranger Captain John Strieff for his great work during the search. Please read the full article from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise below.

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