News and Updates

Our Deepest Condolences to New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic on-duty death of New York State Trooper Timothy Pratt, who was struck and killed by a passing car while assisting a motorist this morning. On behalf of the members of the PBA of NYS, we offer our deep and sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues as they mourn his passing, and celebrate his life and his service to the state. We will post funeral information on this web site when those details are finalized.

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A Strong Endorsement for NYS Forest Rangers from Former State Police Commander Major Charles Guess

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Former State Police Commander Major Charles Guess speaks to reporters on June 26, 2015 in Malone about the search for Richard Matt and David Sweat, who escaped from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. He commended Forest Ranger Captain John Strieff for his great work during the search. Please read the full article from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise below.

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PBA of New York State Endorses State Senator Terrence Murphy

Monday, September 26, 2016

Albany – The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS) is pleased to announce its endorsement of incumbent State Senator Terrence Murphy. Murphy (R-Shrub Oak, Westchester County) accepted the endorsement, acknowledging the work PBA of NYS members perform, such as first response and around-the-clock public protection. 

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We Will Never Forget

Friday, September 09, 2016

On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks we remember the fallen victims – the airline passengers, civilians, first responders and all of the family members and other Americans who continue to grieve.

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New York State Seeking Police Officer Training Candidates

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement is asking New Yorkers to think about pursuing a career in the police service as the state Department of Civil Service announces dates for this fall’s series of written exams.

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DEC Forest Rangers Spent Two Weeks Helping to Contain Boise National Forest Pioneer Wildfire

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a 20-member New York firefighting crew that traveled to Idaho to assist in the containment of the Pioneer wildfire returned to New York this afternoon. The crew, comprised of DEC Forest Rangers, employees and volunteers worked to contain the more than 180,300-acre wildfire located in the Boise National Forest for the past two weeks

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​The PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Congratulates DEC Police Academy Graduates

Friday, September 02, 2016

Thirty-one environmental conservation officers and 17 forest rangers receive Basic School for Uniformed Officers diplomas.

The union representing New York state’s forest rangers and environmental conservation officers (ECOs) congratulated and welcomed 48 new graduates of the state’s Basic School for Uniformed Officers.

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PBA of New York State Congratulates UAlbany PD Award and Recognition Recipients

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Inv. Ben Nagy is chosen the 2016 Lawrence Gaal Officer of the Year; 23 others recognized. The PBA of New State Law Enforcement officials congratulated members of University at Albany Police Department who received internal awards for service, including Inv. Ben Nagy, who was named the 2016 Lawrence Gaal Officer of the Year Award. Nagy was honored for his thoroughness, professionalism, team approach, and for his lead investigator role on many high-profile cases, including the CDTA bus incident last spring. The case involved false claims of racial harassment on a CDTA bus.

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The PBA of New York State Issues Back-to-College Safety Message

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The law enforcement union representing State University Police officers is urging students to heed the messages of safety they’ve received from school officials and PBA members as they settle in for the 2015-16 school year. Becoming a crime victim can sometimes be avoided or minimized by practicing behaviors that help reduce risk. This applies to students living on campus and in off-campus neighborhoods.

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Saving Lives and Seeing Lives Lost is Part of the territory for NYS Forest Rangers

Monday, August 29, 2016

When someone goes missing, forest rangers are the ones who are called into New York's thickets and brambles to find them.

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