News and Updates

Force of Nature: Environmental Conservation Officers on Long Island

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lt. Sean Reilly gave the word and Environmental Conservation Officer Chris Macropoulos tacked the 31-foot patrol boat out of the Meschutt Beach marina on the Shinnecock Canal. Bow pointed south toward Shinnecock Bay, the trio — including ECO Evan Laczi — were on a mission to show a presence on the water, enforce environmental laws and educate the public on an array of rules and regulations.

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PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Announces NY State Legislature Endorsements

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) has announced its second round of endorsements for the 2018 elections in the New York State Legislature.

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Share Your Commitment to Stay Safe and Sober

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Summertime in New York is a favorite time of year for hiking in parks, relaxing at the beach, and family vacations. Not only do the roads become more crowded with New York residents heading to their summer celebration destinations, but New York State is also a “must see” for many tourists.

While roadways inevitably become more congested with more traffic, they can also become more dangerous due to the increased risk of drunk or drugged drivers behind the wheel.

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PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Endorses Senator Betty Little for New York State Senate

Friday, August 10, 2018

Albany – The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) supports incumbent Senator Betty Little, R-Queensbury for the 2018 elections in the New York State Senate 45th District. 

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PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Announces NY State Legislature Endorsements

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) has announced its first endorsements for the 2018 elections in the New York State Legislature.

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Becoming a Police Officer for the NYS DEC Requires More than Just A Bachelor’s Degree

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Around 2000 candidates from all over the State have come to Newport hoping to get into the D.E.C. Academy. They’ve all completed a civil service exam and are now at the West Canada High School hoping to pass the physical test, but D.E.C. Lieutenant Aaron Gordon says it isn’t as easy as you might think.

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State Parks Should Have More Cops

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

A major police union is taking aim at the state parks department for its “patchwork patrol policy” and warning visitors at historic sites and parks to remain vigilant this week and be aware of their surroundings.

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PRESS RELEASE: PARK PATRONS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS AND ALERT WHILE VISITING BEACHES, PARKS AND SITES

Monday, July 02, 2018

PARK PATRONS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS AND ALERT WHILE VISITING BEACHES, PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES

Concerns based on Flawed Patchwork Patrol Policy by State Parks Agency

New Yorkers celebrating the Fourth of July week activities are being urged to be aware of their surroundings and note that some state parks and historic sites may be left without a law enforcement presence due to a flawed patchwork patrol policy being practiced by the state agency charged with managing more than 180 venues across the state. 

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Forest Rangers Rescue 5 Hikers Lost Along N.Y. Border

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A group of five lost hikers were rescued this past week from Rensselear County’s border with Massachusetts and Vermont, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

The hikers called 911 at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, to report that they were lost in the Petersburg Pass area of the Taconic Ridge.

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PBA of NYS Reaction to the Supreme Court’s Decision in the Janus Case.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME is a deliberate and calculated attempt to undermine the ability of public sector workers to collectively bargain for their members' futures. 

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