News and Updates

New York State Seeking Police Officer Training Candidates

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement is asking New Yorkers to think about pursuing a career in the police service as the state Department of Civil Service announces dates for this fall’s series of written exams.

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DEC Forest Rangers Spent Two Weeks Helping to Contain Boise National Forest Pioneer Wildfire

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a 20-member New York firefighting crew that traveled to Idaho to assist in the containment of the Pioneer wildfire returned to New York this afternoon. The crew, comprised of DEC Forest Rangers, employees and volunteers worked to contain the more than 180,300-acre wildfire located in the Boise National Forest for the past two weeks

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​The PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Congratulates DEC Police Academy Graduates

Friday, September 02, 2016

Thirty-one environmental conservation officers and 17 forest rangers receive Basic School for Uniformed Officers diplomas.

The union representing New York state’s forest rangers and environmental conservation officers (ECOs) congratulated and welcomed 48 new graduates of the state’s Basic School for Uniformed Officers.

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PBA of New York State Congratulates UAlbany PD Award and Recognition Recipients

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Inv. Ben Nagy is chosen the 2016 Lawrence Gaal Officer of the Year; 23 others recognized. The PBA of New State Law Enforcement officials congratulated members of University at Albany Police Department who received internal awards for service, including Inv. Ben Nagy, who was named the 2016 Lawrence Gaal Officer of the Year Award. Nagy was honored for his thoroughness, professionalism, team approach, and for his lead investigator role on many high-profile cases, including the CDTA bus incident last spring. The case involved false claims of racial harassment on a CDTA bus.

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The PBA of New York State Issues Back-to-College Safety Message

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The law enforcement union representing State University Police officers is urging students to heed the messages of safety they’ve received from school officials and PBA members as they settle in for the 2015-16 school year. Becoming a crime victim can sometimes be avoided or minimized by practicing behaviors that help reduce risk. This applies to students living on campus and in off-campus neighborhoods.

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Saving Lives and Seeing Lives Lost is Part of the territory for NYS Forest Rangers

Monday, August 29, 2016

When someone goes missing, forest rangers are the ones who are called into New York's thickets and brambles to find them.

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A Press Release from The PBA of NYS Acknowledges the Work of NYS Park Police Officers on Long Island

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Editor’s Note: At 10:40 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, NYS Park Police Officers patrolling on foot were nearly struck by a car while working the Barclay’s PGA golf tournament at Bethpage State Park while observing a female driving erratically. After a brief vehicle pursuit, officers pulled the car over and determined the driver to be impaired on a substance other than alcohol. Two children between 4 and 8 years old were in the car at the time. Under New York’s Leandra’s Law, it is a felony to drive impaired with a child under the age of 15 in the vehicle.


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Five Year Anniversary of The PBA of NYS

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Friday August 19, 2016 will mark the five-year anniversary of the PBA of NYS.

To commemorate the date we are on an active Twitter campaign that reminds members of the public and our elected officials about our many accomplishments.

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PBA of NYS Law Enforcement Commemorates Fifth Anniversary

Monday, August 15, 2016

The union representing the New York State Agency Police Services Unit this week are marking the fifth anniversary of the 1,200-member bargaining unit’s founding.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

75 people were arrested for underage drinking, driving while intoxicated and illegal drug use and at least 50 had to be treated for alcohol poisoning during a concert at the Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater Tuesday evening.

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