News and Updates

Some Say State’s Forest Ranger Force Stretched Thin

Thursday, October 12, 2017

In recent years, the number of people using the Forest Preserve in the Adirondack Park, especially in the High Peaks region, has increased dramatically, resulting in more search and rescues and a greater need for public outreach and education.

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Albany Woman Falls Ill in Adirondacks, Aided by Forest Ranger

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A 46-year-old woman from Albany was helped off Giant Mountain by a forest ranger Thursday evening after falling ill in the Essex County wilderness, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said Tuesday.

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20th Annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Forest Ranger Raymond L. Murray, along with 117 firefighters killed in the line of duty, was added to the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at a ceremony outside the state Capitol in Albany yesterday. Of the 118 deceased firefighters, 114 of them died as a result of the 9/11 injuries and illnesses. The Memorial now has 2,524 names of the New York firefighters who died in the line of duty after it was dedicated in 1998.

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Deepest Condolences to the Family and Friends of Slain Officer Floyd East Jr.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The PBA extends our deepest condolences to the family of slain Texas Tech University Police Officer Floyd East Jr as well as the entire Texas Tech University Police Department. Officer East, a married father of two daughters, was shot by a defendant who pulled a gun when he was at the station being processed on a drug investigation. This tragedy shows just how dangerous University Policing has become, as a number of University Police officers around the country made the ultimate sacrifice in recent years. Funeral arrangements to follow once we have them.

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Environmental Conservation Police Expand New York City Enforcement Initiative

Thursday, October 05, 2017

For Immediate Release: 

October 5, 2017

A recently announced detail will soon bring an additional police presence to the New York City transit system according to the PBA of New York State, the organization representing hundreds of Department of Environmental Conservation police. Beginning on October 9, and for a period of at least 30 days, officers will be working extended shifts of up to 12 hours each according to the PBA.

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Employment Opportunity - Houston, Texas

Friday, September 01, 2017

Time Sensitive

Serious Inquiries Only

Brosnan Security Consultants is seeking to fill numerous positions in regard to providing security at several Walmart locations located in Houston, Texas. 

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Police Urge Campus Communities to Remain Vigilant

Friday, September 01, 2017

Campuses are Not Immune to Criminal Activity

As college students return to the class, the PBA of New York State and its approximately 530 State University Police Officers assigned to 29 SUNY campuses around the state remind students that crimes are not only a big city issue, but also can occur on college campuses, student dormitories and in any community regardless of its size or location.

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ECO Timothy Fay Honored as Top New York Wildlife Conservation Officer

Monday, August 28, 2017

Article from the NYS DEC Webpage

August 28, 2017

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Timothy Fay received the 2016 "Officer of the Year" award from the Shikar-Safari Club International in a ceremony hosted by long-time Club member Robert Stackler, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.

Shikar-Safari Club International was founded in 1952 by an international group of hunters interested in exchanging ideas about the sport. Each year the club sponsors an award for the Wildlife Conservation Police Officer of the Year in all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces and the territories of both nations, acknowledging the important part ECOs play in local, national, and international wildlife conservation.

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Gov Cuomo Announces Newest Graduate Class of Environmental Conservation Officers and Forest Rangers

Monday, August 28, 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the graduation of 31 Environmental Conservation Officers and nine Forest Rangers from the State Department of Environmental Conservation's 21st Basic School for Uniformed Officers. The 40 new officers received their diplomas in a formal ceremony at the Kallet Theater in Pulaski today, Friday, August 25.

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DEC Forest Rangers Home from Fighting Montana Wildfires

Friday, August 11, 2017

We are pleased that the first crew of DEC employees, made up of mostly NYS Forest Rangers, made it back from fighting wildfires in Montana safe and sound. 

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