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Friday, November 02, 2018

For Immediate Release:

October 26, 2018

Board members of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS) elected University at Buffalo Police Lieutenant Scott Marciszewski, to lead the 1,250 member union, succeeding Peter Barry. Barry served for three years and did not seek re-election.

Marciszewski is the third president in the union’s history. Prior to Barry’s term as president, the union’s founding president was Manuel Vilar.

Marciszewski is a life-long resident of Western New York and has been active in the PBA since 2011, the year it was founded. Most recently he was a union director. He has served as a university police officer for nearly 21 years, initially as a member of the Police Department at SUNY Delhi in 1999. For the past 19 years he has served on the UB community. He is a Western New York native.

“It is an honor to represent the men and women of the PBA and provide a voice that speaks to protecting the membership, the well-being of those who rely upon them, and the safety of the public we serve, said Marciszewski. “While our union is composed of four different police units – patrolling every corner of the state - we are united in our commitment to one another.”