News and Updates

Nicknamed “The Fitz” DEC’s Largest Vessel Is Docked In Albany

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The boat, named after DEC Lt. John Fitzpatrick, normally patrols the waters downstate in New York City. The crew puts it to work to detect environmental issues for the city, the state and Homeland Security. It's passing through the Capital Region on the way to a training exercise on Lake Champlain.

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DEC Police Seeking Information on Damage at Black Pond WMA

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New York State Environmental Conservation Police (DEC Police) and New York State Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying who may have set fire to the boardwalk at the Black Pond Wildlife Management Area. The boardwalk was set on fire two separate times.

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A Fundraiser to Benefit Families of Slain Dallas Police Officers

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A fundraiser is being held by Nassau County Police unions, PBA, DAI, and SOA to benefit the families of the slain Dallas Police Officers

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Myles Schillinger Honored as New York’s Top Environmental Conservation Police Officer

Friday, July 08, 2016

Congratulations to Environmental Conservation Officer Myles Schillinger for being honored as New York's top Environmental Conservation Police Officer by the Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association. 

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PBA of NYS Responds to Dallas Shooting

Friday, July 08, 2016

Please click here for the attached press release issued this morning.

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The PBA Congratulates Our State University Police Officers at Buffalo State College

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The PBA congratulates our State University Police Officers at Buffalo State College for their outstanding police work resulting in the conviction of a former student for assault in the second degree after he slashed another student during a fight on campus last September.

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Lawsuit says SUNY Brockport police chief can’t double-dip

Monday, June 13, 2016

Featured in the Democrat and Chronicle on Friday, June 10, 2016 is a piece regarding the lawsuit filed by the PBA in state Supreme Court that says the state, SUNY and its trustees as well as The College at Brockport violated state law by allowing Edward Giblin to continue to get his state pension when he was named the college's police chief earlier this year.

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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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