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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.

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS), which represents State University Police, State Parks Police, State Environmental Conservation Police and State Forest Rangers, will mark the week with a series of Twitter messages reminding followers of its significant achievements since breaking away from its former bargaining unit in 2011.

“As we begin our sixth year of service to our members, we look back at our many accomplishments and hard-earned benefits, which our members were not receiving prior to 2011,” said PBA of NYS President and University Police Officers Director Peter Barry. “Our efforts to earn retirement parity, better staffing, equipment and other benefits have helped some of our members, but we have a lot more work to do.”

“Our advocacy is not just about protecting the rights of our members,” Barry continued. “We strive to improve the safety of the people and property we are sworn to protect. Our goals as a union are tied to our service to New Yorkers and to their protection and safety.”

The PBA of New York State is the exclusive bargaining agent for the New York State University (SUNY) Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers. Our members police and protect New York State’s public universities and colleges; state parks and historic sites; and they enforce state laws and protect our lands and forests and ensure environmental safety and quality throughout the state.