NY State Police Investigators Association

NY State Police Investigators Association The New York State Police Investigators Association represents approximately 1200 State Police Investigators assigned throughout New York State.
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On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a r...
06/14/2020

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Over 100 years later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

The police are doing a "fantastic" job."There won't be defunding, there won't be dismantling of our police and there is ...
06/11/2020
Trump says no defunding, dismantling or disbanding of police

The police are doing a "fantastic" job.

"There won't be defunding, there won't be dismantling of our police and there is not going to be any disbanding of our police," he said at the afternoon event.

President Donald Trump in a roundtable event with White House and law enforcement representatives Monday fired back at calls to defund the police.

06/09/2020

Joint Message to the NYSTPBA and NYSPIA Memberships from Presidents Tom Mungeer and Chris Quick

To say these are challenging and unprecedented times for members of law enforcement would be an understatement. That is why we have chosen to address the memberships of NYSTPBA and NYSPIA together.

The law enforcement world changed on May 25 when a now ex-cop perpetrated an act that no police officer in this country - let alone a State Trooper, regardless of rank or appointment - condones.

However, the actions of one have led to a tsunami of change that has been breathtaking in its swiftness. Fueled by activists and trumpeted by pandering politicians, demands for police reform are reverberating from coast to coast. The tempo and fervor of these calls is such that even ideas that defy the imagination - such as defunding or even abolishing police forces - are gaining traction and actually being given serious consideration. In addition, some are placing the blame for all the evils that led us to this point squarely on the shoulders of police unions, and calls for our elimination are gaining momentum as well.

On a national level, Democrats in Congress today introduced the “Justice in Policing Act,” which NAPO called “an unworkable hodge-podge of conflicting laws and policy.”

Here in New York, our illustrious Governor announced his intention to sign into law the “Say Their Name” police reform package that has been rammed through the Legislature with little or no input from the law enforcement community. (Representatives from the NYSTPBA and NYSPIA offered valuable input. However, it was ultimately disregarded). The parts of this package that are of most concern for members of the New York State Police are as follows:

1. The full REPEAL of 50-a of the Civil Rights Law. This repeal will allow for our disciplinary records to be disseminated by a simple FOIL request with minimal information redacted such as personal information (SS#, address, email, phone, medical info, etc). Now all complaints - founded, unsubstantiated and unfounded - will be easily accessible to anyone who wants them. The only disciplinary information not available will be those defined as minor rules violations that do not involve interactions with the public, not a public concern, and not otherwise connected to legitimate law enforcement activities (not wearing a Stetson, late for work, etc.).

2. Created the crime of Aggravated Strangulation - a class C felony if a suspect incurs serious personal injury or death at the hands of a police officer who impedes the suspect’s airway.

3. Mandates that the State Police be equipped with body cameras. Our unions have never been opposed to this concept as long as the work rules were agreed upon and the necessary funding was provided, which we estimate to be $15-$20 million annually.

4. Mandates that the Attorney General investigate all deaths resulting from a police encounter. Formerly, the Governor’s Executive Order only pertained to deaths of unarmed persons. The Governor’s Office did refer to this today as “The Attorney General must act as an independent prosecutor in police murders,” so we know where his mindset is.

5. Creates a requirement for police on/off duty to report firearm discharges if a weapon is fired in a manner that caused reasonable danger to a human life. It does not apply to gun ranges, etc. It was written to address an off-duty NYPD Officer who fired at a person but didn't report it immediately. General 1, anyone?

6. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor for police who intentionally obstruct the view of a name tag, shield, etc. for identification purposes to the public.

Our thoughts on the aforementioned legislation are simple. We believe it’s unconscionable that a political party that prided itself on upholding the civil rights of the citizens of New York state has systematically and abruptly abolished the civil rights of every hard-working police officer in this great state.

We are called on again and again to respond not only to riots but to prison escapes, hurricane relief outside our borders and natural disasters. All politicians love to have their names associated with us when times are good and it’s politically advantageous to do so. However, at the first hint of trouble, we are left standing alone because someone doesn’t have the intestinal fortitude to stand up for what’s right.

Going forward, both unions will scrutinize how our political support will be bestowed upon those same politicians. A good Trooper NEVER forgets.

Thomas H. Mungeer
Christopher M. Quick

The Members of New York State Police Investigators Association fully support the thankless efforts of the dedicated men ...
06/02/2020
Cuomo calls on NYPD to ‘do a better job,’ slams de Blasio as looting and unrest rock NYC

The Members of New York State Police Investigators Association fully support the thankless efforts of the dedicated men and women of the NYPD in putting an end to the violent rioting, looting, and lawlessness occurring in our New York City communities. Stay strong and be safe!

Cuomo called on New Yorkers to “take a step back” and reevaluate the situation as protests have gripped cities across the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Recent events in Minneapolis, Minnesota have given rise to nationwide protests, many of which have turned violent and ca...
06/02/2020

Recent events in Minneapolis, Minnesota have given rise to nationwide protests, many of which have turned violent and caused significant damage in our cities across the United States. Rioters have exploited law abiding citizens by turning their peaceful, Constitutionally-protected protests into dangerous riots that left people and police injured, destroyed both public and private property and created overall dangerous conditions for others.

As President of the New York State Police Investigators Association, the union representing some 1,200 State Police Investigators across New York State, I am shocked and dismayed by Governor Cuomo’s response to these situations.

First and foremost, we do not challenge the rights of our fellow citizens to peacefully protest. That right is among the chief liberties confirmed in the U.S. Constitution, a document which prescribes freedoms that we are sworn to protect.

NYPSIA members have always been available to faithfully respond to when duty calls. Whether it was responding to natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy, the Dannemora Prison escape or the terrorist attacks on 9/11, our members have always answered the call to our fellow New Yorker’s whenever needed.

NYSPIA members have been deployed to assist with the police response to violence in some of these cities; however, it is evident that our communities continue to require more protection and we are ready and willing to answer that call of duty. The rioters who are attacking police, destroying and looting businesses, should be identified as such by Governor Cuomo and top elected officials, and they should immediately condemn the acts of these violent rioters. Further, our elected leaders should deploy the necessary assets to protect the citizens of New York and their property. Let me be absolutely clear, these acts are unacceptable, and need to end now.

On Monday during his daily COVID-19 briefing, Governor Cuomo took the opportunity to say that he stands with the protesters. What was conspicuously missing from his remarks was any condemnation for the rioters or support for the police who are charged with maintaining public safety.

Every day our members go to work not knowing if they will return safely to their families, and they do this willingly to ensure the safety of their fellow citizens. Our members are sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, they have people who care about them and depend on them. Governor Cuomo and our top elected officials have to show support for these law enforcement professionals when they are now needed most, and send a message to rioters, that the citizens of New York State will not tolerate the destruction of property that has occurred in cities across New York and around the country.

We urge you to support our dedicated law enforcement members who are the first line of defense during these critical times.


Christopher M. Quick
President
New York State Police Investigators Association

NYSPIA would like to congratulate Senior Investigator Jules Renna on his retirement after 30 years of dedicated service ...
05/29/2020

NYSPIA would like to congratulate Senior Investigator Jules Renna on his retirement after 30 years of dedicated service to the people of New York. Jules also served as the Troop K NYSPIA Delegate for many years. On Friday, members of the BCI honored him at Troop F Headquarters (photo below) on his last day of work.

05/24/2020

We are honored to remember the many brave men and women who have given their lives throughout the history of our great nation – those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us from harm. Thank you to all of them.

New York State Police
05/20/2020

New York State Police

NYSP Wall of Honor - Today we remember Investigator Ricky J. Parisian

On Friday, May 20, 1994, Investigator Parisian, 34, a member of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), was shot and killed when he attempted to stop an armed robbery at a supermarket in the City of Oneonta.

Parisian, who was off-duty at the time of the attack, was shopping with his wife when he spotted the robbery in progress. Assisted by his wife, Parisian first ushered store customers to a safe area. He then ran to the front of the store and tackled the robber. Both men fell through a plate glass window. The attacker, who was armed with a sawed-off shotgun, rose to his feet and fired once at Parisian.

Mortally wounded, Parisian continued to struggle with his assailant and managed to tear off the ski mask the robber wore and disarm him. He then collapsed and his attacker fled. The mask and shotgun were secured as evidence and were instrumental in the apprehension of the robber.

Investigator Parisian was an eight-year veteran of the Division at the time of his death.

05/13/2020
2020 National Police WeekMay 10 - May 16, 2020.Every day we remember our Brothers and Sisters that have lost their lives...
05/11/2020

2020 National Police Week
May 10 - May 16, 2020.

Every day we remember our Brothers and Sisters that have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. National Police week is an opportunity to celebrate the lives of those lost, remember them and to pay special recognition to those special law enforcement officers and their families.

This year we honor Investigator Ryan Fortini and Sergeant Jeffrey Cicora, both of whom dedicated their lives in service of others and made the ultimate sacrifice. Due to the national health emergency, many Memorial services have been cancelled or postponed across the state and around the U.S.

Please join NYSPIA virtually on May 13, 2020 at the 32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil held at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. Below are the details on how you can virtually light a candle for a fallen loved one and view the vigil online.

32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil
8:00pm EDT - Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

On May 13, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will livestream its annual Candlelight Vigil to read aloud each of the names of those 307 brave men and women in respect, honor, and remembrance.

Law enforcement leaders, celebrities, U.S. officials, and American icons will come together to pay tribute to our fallen.

Join us in solidarity with—and in support of—the surviving families and agencies of our heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Watch the 32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil from anywhere in the world on Wednesday, May 13, at 8pm Eastern on any of the following Internet platforms:

YouTube
@TheNLEOMF
@NationalLawEnforcementMuseum
BUILDseries.comFacebook
@BUILDseriesNYC
@NLEOMF
@LawEnforcementMuseum
Twitter
@BUILDseriesNYC
@NLEOMF
@NLEMuseum
To light a virtual candle or register for updates on the event, please visit LawMemorial.org/VirtualCandlelightVigil.

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This morning, NYSPIA teamed up with Bagels On Hudson owners Debbie and Evan Liaskos to provide healthcare workers at the...
04/29/2020

This morning, NYSPIA teamed up with Bagels On Hudson owners Debbie and Evan Liaskos to provide healthcare workers at the Westchester Medical Center bagels and coffee. We appreciate all of our healthcare workers hard work and dedication in keeping New York safe! (Bottom left: NYSPIA Secretary/Treasurer Rob Anderson with Supervisory RN Cara Nemeth - wife of retired Senior Investigator Michael Nemeth, and nurses on her team).

Air Force Thunderbirds
04/29/2020

Air Force Thunderbirds

Our nation’s healthcare workers and first responders who are on the frontlines combatting COVID-19 are a representation of American resolve and the American spirit. They are an inspiration for the entire country during these challenging times.

It was an honor to fly over hospitals and medical facilities in New York City, Newark and Philadelphia today for the brave Americans keeping us safe. 🇺🇸

#AmericaStrong #InThisTogether

Rescuestuff, Inc. has been a long time supporter of the New York State Police Investigators Association and continue to ...
04/23/2020

Rescuestuff, Inc. has been a long time supporter of the New York State Police Investigators Association and continue to supply us with some of our retiree gifts among other great items. Please help support their benefit for local healthcare workers.

Support the Front Lines and PLEASE SHARE!!!!

Here at Rescuestuff, we have the pleasure of working hand in hand on a daily basis with all 1st Responders. From Police Officers to Medical Physicians, we all know someone personally on the front lines battling Covid-19.

To support the ongoing fight, we now have shirts available showing our support to our front line healthcare professionals from 1st responders. Short Sleeve T-shirts are $15.00 each for any available size (See below for available sizes). They are printed on Ash Grey Tees representing all of our local heroes. All proceeds will be donated to support local healthcare workers. These will be available for pick-up at our store or can be shipped to your door for a $5.00 shipping cost.

Every little bit counts! Show your support for all workers that day in and out are putting their lives on the line to keep us safe!

Sizes available are:
Men’s - Small to 3XL
Women’s - X-Small to 2XL
Youth - Small to Large

If you would like a shirt shipped please use PayPal and send “Friends and Family” to [email protected] - Thank you!!

NYSPIA was grateful to be able to obtain some personal protective supplies for our Members from our Surgeons Program and...
04/21/2020

NYSPIA was grateful to be able to obtain some personal protective supplies for our Members from our Surgeons Program and donations made through our newly formed Investigators Foundation. Special thanks to the Keller Williams Capital District Disaster Response Team, Local Agent Lucas Weston and NYSPIA Member Investigator Nichole Weston who assisted NYSPIA in securing some of the supplies. Delegates around the State are out distributing theses items to our Members who are continuing to serve the public loyally in these hard times. We thank all of our essential workers and wish them the courage to continue their great work being done.

UPDATE:We are grateful to report that retired Senior Investigator Danny Fernandez is receiving much needed plasma treatm...
04/17/2020
Retired New York State Trooper Critical With COVID-19

UPDATE:
We are grateful to report that retired Senior Investigator Danny Fernandez is receiving much needed plasma treatment to help him fight the COVID-19 virus while he is still on a ventilator at Orange Regional Medical Center. NYSPIA Troop NYC Delegate William Diaz, who worked with Danny, has received an outpouring of support and assistance from the public, law enforcement organizations, health professionals, and officials, since making this call for assistance public on Danny’s behalf with his family. Special appreciation to the members of the NYPD PBA, NYC Detectives Endowment Association, DEA, FDNY, NYS Dept. of Corrections, NYS Park Police, NYS Dept. of Homeland Security, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Fishkill PD, Town of Marlboro PD, the Suffolk County Sherriff’s Office, NYS Registered Nurses and Doctors Association, St. Luke’s Hospital, NYC Mayor Diblasio’s Office, Spectrum News 12, and the NYS Troopers PBA for facilitating efforts through their Surgeons network. We strongly encourage anyone that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has since recovered to please consider donating plasma which can save a life.

A retired senior investigator with the New York State Police is critically ill with COVID-19, and his family and friends are hoping a transfusion of plasma from recovered patients can help him.

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Any new information on our contract? I checked the NYSPIA website but did not see any updates.
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