News and Updates

PBA of New York State Announces Endorsement of 12 Candidates for State Office

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PRESS RELEASE Albany – The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA) is proud to endorse these highly qualified candidates for New York State Assembly and Senate.  This is the first round of endorsements for the 2014 election year.  Additional selections will occur in the coming weeks. 

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Law Dedicated to the Late DEC Lt. John Fitzpatrick Establishes Tougher Penalties to Prevent Illegal Sales, Barter or Purchase of Ivory Articles

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a new law to prevent the trade of illegal ivory articles by strengthening criminal and civil penalties for buyers and sellers whose actions are endangering elephant populations worldwide. The law bans the sale of elephant and mammoth ivory and rhinoceros horns, with limited exceptions for products such as antiques demonstrated to be at least 100 years old and containing only a small amount of ivory. The adoption of these stricter sanctions is a major step to deter the ivory trade in the U.S. and protect important species.

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Former State Police officials to head new police force at College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Friday, August 01, 2014

The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is getting its own police force, a move that comes as the college has separated from the nearby University at Albany.

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Our Deepest Condolences to the family of Retired Park Police Officer Gary Barreira

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New York City Region Park Police Officer Gary Barriera passed on Monday, July 21 after struggling with cancer for over a year.  

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Trooper Christopher Skinner funeral arrangements

Saturday, May 31, 2014


As we previously reported, our hearts go out to the family of New York State Trooper Christopher Skinner.  He was killed Thursday when he was struck by a vehicle during a traffic stop in Broome County.


Trooper Christopher Skinner, 42, of Binghamton was a 13-year veteran assigned to Troop C.


He is survived by his fiancée and two children.


According to State Police, calling hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Community Baptist Church, 743 Chenango St., Port Dickinson.


The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 1321 Reynolds Road, Johnson City.


The New York State Troopers PBA Signal 30 Fund will accept donations on behalf of Trooper Skinner's children.  You can donate by linking the Signal 30 Fund web site:

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PBA of NYS Applauds Sen. Gillibrand’s Combatting Sexual Assaults on University Campuses

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Press release issued today:

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS), the police union representing State University Police Officers on 28 State University campuses, today commended U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for her leadership in fighting sexual assaults on college campuses.


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An inside look at forest rangers, risking their lives to save others

Friday, May 23, 2014

The DEC Forest Rangers held a helicopter hoist rescue training mission on May 21, 2014 with a New York State Police aircraft and pilot.

Media coverage was provided by Time Warner's Maria Valvanis.  Click here to view the media video and story.

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NYS Environmental Conservation Officer Lt. John Fitzpatrick - Trust Fund Donations

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thank you for your compassion and generosity for the family of fallen officer Lt. John Fitzpatrick.

We are accepting donations for a trust fund for John's wife Elizabeth and daughter Danielle.  

To make a donation please click here to visit the Officer Memorial page for John.  There you will find information on how to submit your donation.



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Deepest Condolences to the family of Environmental Conservation Police Lieutenant John Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lieutenant Fitzpatrick died of an apparent heart attack on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. 

He leaves behind a wife and three month old daughter.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

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First ‘Game Protector’ Killed in the Line of Duty to be Honored 100 Years After His Death

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Members of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBANYS) will attend today’s ceremony at the Empire State Plaza to honor police officers killed in the line of duty.

View news release here.

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