News and Updates

PRESS RELEASE: Chatham Town Justice Imposes Sentence In Columbia County Poaching Case

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A criminal matter dating to late last year has resulted in Chatham Town Justice James Borgin-Forster imposing what is believed to be one of the most significant in state history stemming from criminal actions related to poaching trophy deer in Columbia County by three local men and the fines totaling more than $16,000.

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Jones Beach - 2018 Memorial Day Weekend

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The picture shows members from the NY State Park Police , NYS Environmental Conservation Police SOG (Special Operations Group), and the NYS Troopers, who joined forces for a protective detail during the 2018 Jones Beach Memorial Day weekend Airshow May 25-27.

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PRESS RELEASE: Merger Measure Aims to Keep Park Patrons Safe by Joining Forces with State Police

Friday, May 25, 2018

A Common Sense Solution To The Statewide Problem Posed By A Shortage Of Park Police Officers.

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PRESS RELEASE: Forest Rangers Express Concern Over Staffing Levels

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Forest Rangers Express Concern Over Staffing Levels in Relation to High Peaks Complex Draft UMP

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UAlbany Police Department, state PBA at odds over reporting of crimes on campus

Thursday, May 03, 2018

A rift between UAlbany's University Police Department and the state's Police Benevolent Association is still ongoing. In March, the PBA filed a complaint with the Department of Education over the manner and timeliness of the department's action in reporting on campus crimes.

A six-hour delay, an eight-hour delay, and a three-and-a-half-day delay - these are the timeliness issues the PBA cites in a letter to the Department of Education regarding UPD reports.

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PBA continues to expose University at Albany’s failure to disseminate information on violent crimes

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Albany Student Press (“The Asp”), which is the student newspaper at the University at Albany recently reported on the PBA of NYS’ assertions that the University at Albany Police Department is effectively mismanaged and engages in withholding of information to the public about violent crimes. 

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SUNY Binghamton Stabbing Suspect Apprehended

Friday, April 20, 2018

The PBA would like to commend the University Police members at SUNY Binghamton, as well as all participating agencies, for their stellar response, investigation and search in response to the fatal stabbing inside one of the Binghamton dormitories earlier this week.

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Still Searching for the Suspect in the SUNY Binghamton Stabbing

Monday, April 16, 2018

Several PBA members from the NYS University Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers are currently searching for a murder suspect who stabbed a SUNY Binghamton student to death last evening.

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NYS Park Police - Active Shooter Training at SPAC

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Despite their increased frequency across the world, mass shootings are still relatively new for police officers in terms of response.

"They go in as fast, as many shots as they can fire, that is their goal," said Lieutenant Donald Benware, a veteran with the New York State Park Police. "They don’t have a political gain or they don’t have any mission other than to kill people." 

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Forest Rangers Rescue 3 Hikers in Adirondacks

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Forest rangers rescued three hikers in the Adirondacks this past Friday and Saturday. Two men from the Rochester suburbs called DEC dispatchers Friday to report they were stranded on the steep ledges near Rogers Rock Campground along Lake George.

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