News and Updates

Deepest Condolences to the family of Old Westbury University Police Investigator Thomas Lawson

Thursday, June 09, 2016

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of the passing of Retired New York State University Police Investigator Thomas Lawson.

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PBA Files Historic Lawsuit Challenging SUNY Brockport’s Unlawful Granting of 211 Waiver

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The PBA announces great news for the membership!

The PBA Board of Directors has been focused on responding to our membership’s growing concern about SUNY campuses hiring police chiefs from outside the State University Police ranks and then unlawfully granting them waivers allowing them to collect both their state or local pensions as well as a salary from SUNY. These exceptions are commonly called “211 waivers” based on the section of the NYS Retirement and Social Security Law (“RSS”) which temporarily allows this “double dipping” in limited circumstances. In particular, 211 waivers cannot be granted where there are other available, qualified, non-retired candidates. This is currently a problem within SUNY but this practice has potential to harm members in all four of our units, so this is not exclusively a SUNY problem.

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Fully Trained Police Are Necessary On Today’s Campuses

Thursday, June 09, 2016

PBA Director of State University Police Lieutenants Director Scott Marciszewski wrote this Op-ed piece which was printed in today’s Buffalo News. In it, Marciszewski stressed that the unique needs of campus communities and the proliferation of on-campus shootings necessitates trained, professional and knowledgeable University Police Officers to respond immediately to the ever-increasing amount of police calls.

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Memorial Day Air Show At Jones Beach

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

A job well done by Police Officers at the Jones Beach Air Show, making sure patrons who attended were safe.

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PBA of NYS Renews Call for Increased Park Police Staffing

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) is again strengthening its call for increased Park Police staffing as the unofficial start of summer approaches.

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Hempstead Lake State Park Attack Sparks Renewed Call for More Police

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) is again urging state officials to address understaffing at state parks in the wake of a knife and machete attack at Hempstead Lake State Park in Nassau County.

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Summer Park Season Is Right Around The Corner And Park Police Staffing Is Still An Issue

Monday, May 16, 2016

Peak season for parks is rapidly approaching, with the unofficial kickoff on Memorial Day weekend. Last year, 65 million people visited New York State parks, a new record.

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I Love My Park Day- 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This year, I love My Park Day will be celebrated on May 7, 2016. This year's event is said to be the biggest one yet.

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2016 Police Unity Tour- Chapter 37

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Police Unity Tour. The Police Unity Tour Incorporated was formed in 1997 by a group of law enforcement officers from New Jersey who rode their bicycles from Florham Park, New Jersey to Washington, D.C. For the past thirteen years, law enforcement officers nationwide have ridden the 300 plus mile trip, with the purpose of raising awareness and financial support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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Forest Ranger Documents Adirondack Plane Crash Sites

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hidden among the rugged mountains, spruce thickets and mossy bogs of the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park lie the remnants of dozens of planes that have met their doom over the decades.

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