PBA of New York State
In Honor and Memory of the Fallen
PBA of New York State Members and officials bowed their heads in prayer and traveled to the services to offer their condolences to the families and friends of New York City Police Officer Peter Figoski; Town of Ulster (NY) Police Officer Travis Nessin; and Virginia Tech Police Officer Deriek Crouse who died this week. These untimely losses remind us of how lives can be irreparably altered in an instant.
PBA News and Updates
PBA of NYS: Laser Incident at Bethpage State Parks Points Directly to Policing ShortageFriday, May 29, 2015
Four pilots flying separate aircraft over Long Island Thursday night reported a laser being aimed at their planes from Bethpage State Park. The incident points out serious issues of safety at New York state parks, said officials representing the Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS).
Fourth of July Events at State ParksTuesday, May 26, 2015
Fourth of July Events at State Parks Expected to Draw Massive Crowds; Places Patrons and Seasonal Employees at Risk. Limited Park Police staffing exposes vulnerabilities.
Brawl at Robert Moses State Park Highlights Need for Increased Park Police StaffingTuesday, May 26, 2015
A Memorial Day brawl involving 20 underage drinkers at Robert Moses State Park highlights precisely what can go wrong when four Park Police officers are responsible for keeping the peace in a crowd of 32,000, said members of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS).
Saluting a Law Enforcement AmbassadorFriday, May 22, 2015
Roland Walker, one of Montauk’s most well-known patrolmen, is one of the few parks police officers to have worked at every single post on Long Island during his career.
Parks Police Face Staffing CrisisFriday, May 22, 2015
With the warmer weather on the South Fork comes a swell of visitors and increased traffic, as well as the expected uptick in calls for emergency services. In the seven New York State parks in Montauk, there simply will not be enough officers to answer calls, shifting the burden to local police.
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- PBA of NYS: Laser Incident at Bethpage State Parks Points Directly to Policing Shortage
- Fourth of July Events at State Parks
- Brawl at Robert Moses State Park Highlights Need for Increased Park Police Staffing
- Saluting a Law Enforcement Ambassador
- Parks Police Face Staffing Crisis
- PBA of NYS to Gov. Cuomo: Don’t ‘Discount’ Patrons’ Right to Safe State Parks
- Media Advisory: Park Police and Forest Rangers in the press
- Governor Cuomo’s, Enough is Enough Legislation on Campus Sex Assaults