Police Benevolent Association of New York State

Police Benevolent Association of New York State Established in 2011, the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of New York State), is a member-focused coalition of police officers representing the interests of approximately 1,200 members of the state agency police services (APS) unit policing New York State’s public universities and colleges; state parks and historic sites; and enforcing state law as environmental conservation officers and forest rangers.

Operating as usual

PRESS RELEASE: PBA of New York State Sets the Record Straight on SUNY Plattsburgh Traffic Stop and ArrestGross Misrepres...
10/27/2021
PBA of NYS

PRESS RELEASE: PBA of New York State Sets the Record Straight on SUNY Plattsburgh Traffic Stop and Arrest

Gross Misrepresentation of Facts Maligned Officers Who Followed Procedures and Acted Without Bias

PBA of NYS is a law enforcement labor union representing the interests of approximately 1,200 members of the New York State Agency Police Services Unit.

"Lt. David Pachan of the forest rangers, also the Associate Director of the Police Benevolent Association of New York St...
10/27/2021
Bill would bolster ranger pension rules

"Lt. David Pachan of the forest rangers, also the Associate Director of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA), said the rangers were at “critically low” staffing levels."

A bill that passed New York state's Assembly and Senate would lower the minimum years of service for forest rangers to collect their pension from 25 to 20 years.

"State Sen. Andrew Gounardes is sponsoring the bill that would allow rangers – as well as DEC officers, regional state p...
10/21/2021
As Catskills visitors increase, forest rangers remain 'chronically understaffed'

"State Sen. Andrew Gounardes is sponsoring the bill that would allow rangers – as well as DEC officers, regional state park police and SUNY police – to be eligible for their pensions after 20 years of service. The bill passed both the Assembly and the Senate unanimously and now is waiting on Hochul's signature.

Hinchey, a co-sponsor of the bill, said it would introduce "parity" between police agencies in the state."

Sen. Michelle Hinchey is calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill - passed unanimously...

Members of the New York State Park Police with just few of our many supporters in the NYS legislature.
09/30/2021

Members of the New York State Park Police with just few of our many supporters in the NYS legislature.

Members of the New York State Park Police with just few of our many supporters in the NYS legislature.

"The problem of retaining and recruiting diverse law enforcement officers is fixable. When the State Legislature sends t...
09/28/2021
Retirement and Compensation Disparity Threatens Diversity in State Law Enforcement

"The problem of retaining and recruiting diverse law enforcement officers is fixable. When the State Legislature sends the union’s 20-year retirement bill to Governor Hochul, she will have the opportunity to send a strong signal that retaining experienced officers and promoting diversity among officer ranks can both be achieved by leveling the playing field and by allowing officers to stay with the agencies they love for the duration of their careers while providing for their future."

There has been a growing call over the past several years to reimagine law enforcement and how we police our communities – balancing public safety, fairness, compassion, diversity and accountabi

While enforcing New York’s laws are one aspect of our duties, partnering with the public to educate them and help them s...
08/15/2021
Education first

While enforcing New York’s laws are one aspect of our duties, partnering with the public to educate them and help them stay safe is an equally important aspect. Nowhere is this more clear than on our trails and on our waters. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/educating-hikers

At some national parks, prevention and education is the answer to search and rescue risks.

The PBA of New York State thanks the Niagara Falls Fire Department for joining in a rescue at the Whirlpool State Park o...
08/09/2021
Hiker rescued from Whirpool State Park on Sunday

The PBA of New York State thanks the Niagara Falls Fire Department for joining in a rescue at the Whirlpool State Park on Sunday, August 8th. New York State Park Police Officers and NFFD firefighters utilized their specialized search and rescue training to bring an injured hiker from deep in the gorge to safety - traversing rough terrain and climbing the Vanderbilt Stairs during the carryout rescue that lasted nearly two hours. #PBANYS #NYSParkPolice #NiagaraFallsFireDepartment #NFFD #hikers

https://www.wivb.com/news/hiker-rescued-from-whirpool-state-park-on-sunday/

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State Park Police and the Niagara Falls Fire Department partnered to rescue an injured hiker from the Vanderbilt Stairs area of Whirlpool State Park on S…

07/01/2021

PBA of NYS Member Highlight:
Forest Ranger Robert Dawson demonstrating wheeled litter that's used on rescues.

“There is simply no agency that can fully replicate the capabilities of the New York State Park Police, nor the willingn...
06/24/2021
With summer in full swing, state Park Police worry about their future

“There is simply no agency that can fully replicate the capabilities of the New York State Park Police, nor the willingness to carry out certain patrols such as the waters of Niagara Falls. There are ways to assimilate some of these capabilities into another agency, but one must ask the question whether the dedication to the mission will remain the same,”

It remains unclear when the next training academy will be scheduled for new State Park...

PRESS RELEASE: NYS Park Police Seek Indication of Agency’s FutureMonday, June 14, 2021
06/17/2021
PBA of NYS

PRESS RELEASE:
NYS Park Police Seek Indication of Agency’s Future
Monday, June 14, 2021

PBA of NYS is a law enforcement labor union representing the interests of approximately 1,200 members of the New York State Agency Police Services Unit.

From all of our members, a heartfelt thank you to Otis Technology for helping us protect the communities we serve. While...
05/18/2021
Otis Technology honored for donations of PPE

From all of our members, a heartfelt thank you to Otis Technology for helping us protect the communities we serve. While all businesses are focused on making money, there are others who rise above and focus on making a difference. Otis Technology is a shining example of New York Strong!

https://www.nny360.com/communitynews/business/otis-technology-honored-for-donations-of-ppe/article_5d0ea4a8-19c5-560f-ab04-fa20d3cfbc7c.html

LYONS FALLS — When COVID-19 took the nation by surprise and severely challenged our health care system, companies large and small switched gears and retooled to produce desperately needed personal

Congratulations to Scott van Laer on his retirement after 25 years as forest ranger with the state Department of Environ...
05/10/2021
End of an era: 'He was a tremendous ranger'

Congratulations to Scott van Laer on his retirement after 25 years as forest ranger with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. As a union delegate, Scott worked just as hard advocating on behalf of PBA of New York State members as he did keeping hikers in the high peaks of the Adirondacks safe. We will continue to fight for more resources from the state and for pay and benefit equity, including a 20-year retirement, because that is how we will recruit and retain dedicated individuals like Scott who will carry on the proud legacy of DEC’s Forest Rangers. https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/End-of-an-era-He-was-a-tremendous-ranger-16160913.php#taboola-2

Scott van Laer ends his career as a forest ranger with the state Department of...

Photos from New York State Police's post
04/28/2021

Photos from New York State Police's post

We send our deepest condolences to family and friends of Police Officer Eric Talley and the 9 others who were senselessl...
03/24/2021

We send our deepest condolences to family and friends of Police Officer Eric Talley and the 9 others who were senselessly murdered in an attack yesterday in Boulder, CO. Officer Talley was the first to arrive on the scene, and immediately sprung into action to protect any endangered civilians. His coworkers state that he was an outstanding officer and one of the best on the job. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

We send our deepest condolences to family and friends of Police Officer Eric Talley and the 9 others who were senselessly murdered in an attack yesterday in Boulder, CO. Officer Talley was the first to arrive on the scene, and immediately sprung into action to protect any endangered civilians. His coworkers state that he was an outstanding officer and one of the best on the job. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

02/04/2021
Congratulations!
10/31/2020

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the newest group of New York State Park Police Sergeants that completed Supervisor School! The school was held at the NYSPP Academy in Rensselaerville. This DCJS Course in Police Supervision is 3 weeks long and covers many topics, including Constitutional law, Civil Liability, Use of Force and Employee Relations.

NYS  Department of Environmental Conservation
10/28/2020

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

DEC Forest Rangers are busy 24/7 assisting in search & rescue missions and emergencies, not only across all of New York State, but they also step up to answer the call when other states are in need of help as well. Recently, DEC welcomed back NY’s 3rd team of Forest Rangers, staff, and volunteers, who had been deployed to help battle and contain wildfires raging in several Western states. We thank those who went to California, Colorado, and South Dakota to help with the wildfires, and we are glad to welcome them back unharmed.

For more details on this great story, and for more Forest Ranger highlights, follow this link: https://on.ny.gov/34ADkz4

NYS  Department of Environmental Conservation
10/22/2020

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

DEC Environmental Conservation Officers are marking National Firewood Awareness Month by holding statewide enforcement details to ensure everyone is following state regulations.

Moving untreated firewood can spread invasive pests and diseases to new areas so it’s important for campers, residents, and visitors to remain diligent. Untreated firewood grown in NY may not be transported more than 50 miles (linear distance) from its source or origin unless heat-treated. In addition, when transporting firewood, certain documents are required.

Learn more here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/28722.html

Billy Jones
10/19/2020

Billy Jones

I was honored to present Captain John Streiff with a NYS Assembly citation honoring his retirement. Mr. Streiff has worked diligently as a NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Forest Ranger for 37 years by serving in natural resource protection and public safety. John has also served his community as a town councilman and President of the Northern Washington County Fish and Game Club. Join me in thanking him for his service and wishing him the best in his retirement!

University Police assisted in evacuation of the facility.
10/15/2020
Community rallies to help after 41 displaced by fire at Sweden apartment complex

University Police assisted in evacuation of the facility.

(WHAM) - A couple who escaped a three-alarm fire early Wednesday morning say they owe their lives to the police officers who broke down their door. Kristen and Rich Ashman were startled awake around 6 a. m. atthe Viking Apartments & Townhouses on Viking Way in the Village of Brockport. "We were not....

SUNY New Paltz University Police
10/14/2020

SUNY New Paltz University Police

UPD is proud to announce the promotion of William Shaw to the rank of Lieutenant. Our official swearing in took place yesterday. In attendance were Chief Ritayik, Deputy Chief Corbisiero, President Christian, Vice-President Blaisdell, members of UPD and Lt Shaw's family. Lt Shaw was assisted by his daughter with pinning his new lieutenant bars on his collar. Congratulations Lieutenant Shaw!
#npsocial #nysuniversitypolice

STEFANIK ENDORSED BY THE NEW YORK STATE PBA
10/09/2020
STEFANIK ENDORSED BY THE NEW YORK STATE PBA

STEFANIK ENDORSED BY THE NEW YORK STATE PBA

October 8, 2020 Saratoga: Today, the Police Benevolent Association of New York State endorsed Congresswoman Elise Stefanik for re-election. The PBA of New York State represents the New York […]

YTD we are at 391 SAR incidents...past data for comparision.
10/08/2020

YTD we are at 391 SAR incidents...past data for comparision.

Thank you for your commitment to New York's open spaces and public lands. Our Officers and Rangers take great pride in p...
09/27/2020

Thank you for your commitment to New York's open spaces and public lands. Our Officers and Rangers take great pride in protecting these lands.

Happy #NationalPublicLandsDay🥾! Over 37% of New York State is public or state-owned land, the 13th-highest rate in the nation.

Don't forget -- as the warm weather draws to an end, there's still a week left to embark on the #109thTrailsTour: bit.ly/109TrailsTour

Join us in Supporting the addition of a K9 partnerfor the NYS University Police at UAlbany.https:\\secure.qgiv.com/for/f...
09/18/2020

Join us in Supporting the addition of a K9 partner
for the NYS University Police at UAlbany.

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Photos from Police Benevolent Association of New York State's post
09/10/2020

Photos from Police Benevolent Association of New York State's post

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