Issues: Police

RITCHIE’S JEFFERSON COUNTY JAIL SHARING BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

 

Mandate Relief Measure Clears the Way to Allow Local Police Use County Lockup

A mandate relief measure sponsored by Senator Patty Ritchie that will let Watertown and other Jefferson County police forces once again use the county jail to hold detainees—a long-standing practice that helped save local tax dollars until state inspectors nixed the arrangement—was signed into law today.

“The long-standing and common sense practice of sharing jail facilities saved money for taxpayers across Jefferson County, until the practice was stopped earlier this year,” Senator Ritchie said. “Albany should support local governments in finding innovative ways to share services and cut costs, and so I’m pleased that the Governor has signed my bill into law.”

September 4, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Marks Law Enforcement Day at the 2014 Great New York State Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco spoke during the New York State Fair Law Enforcement ceremony on August 22, 2014, to recognize all law enforcement agencies for serving and protecting our community. 

August 22, 2014
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Supporting the Badge of Honor Association

I'm pleased to support the Badge Of Honor Association by wearing the BOHA 7 bracelet, honoring 7 fallen Police Officers. Thanks for all that you do for law enforcement officials, including advocating for commemorative signage for fallen officers along state roads, legislation I am proud to sponsor in the State Senate.

August 18, 2014
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN SECURES $130,000 FOR ORANGE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has secured $130,000 in state funding for four Orange County Police Departments.  The City of Newburgh will receive $75,000 to purchase cameras; the Town of Newburgh will receive $20,000 to purchase laptops for their patrol vehicles; the Town of New Windsor will receive $20,000 to purchase a new patrol vehicle and the Town of Cornwall will receive $15,000 for safety equipment and the purchase of a new patrol vehicle.

August 13, 2014
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August 4, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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National Night Out Against Crime

Contact your local precinct for specific details.

August 5, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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State Announces Funding for Bulletproof Vests

I was pleased to join my colleagues in State government to announce that seven local police agencies will receive state funding for bullet proof vests through the inVEST Partnership. These vests are critical to the brave men and women who protect our community on a daily basis.

August 4, 2014
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SENATOR VALESKY ENCOURAGES LOCAL POLICE TO APPLY FOR FUNDS TO COMBAT HEROIN, BUY PROTECTIVE VESTS

SYRACUSE – Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is urging law enforcement agencies to apply for state grants from the Community Overdose Prevention (COP) program and the inVEST Partnership, both administered by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). COP provides trainings and equipment in the fight against heroin through the use of nasally administered naloxone. The inVEST Partnership provides funding for the purchase of lifesaving protective vests.

July 24, 2014
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MANHATTAN ELECTED OFFICIALS' STATEMENT ON ENFORCEMENT OF INTERCITY BUS REGULATIONS IN CHINATOWN

NEW YORK – Today, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and Borough President Gale Brewer released the following statement regarding the enforcement of intercity bus regulations in Chinatown:

July 14, 2014
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Ride-along with Guilderland Town Police

I recently had the opportunity to join members of the Guilderland Town Police for a ride-along. Here I am with Officer Dan Coburn, Chief Carol Lawlor and Captain Curtis Cox.

July 9, 2014
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Legislative Notebook: State Initiatives of Interest to Veterans

Here is a partial listing of bills I have supported this session to aid New York’s former servicemen and servicewomen. These initiatives will now go to Governor Cuomo for final action.

-- Legislation I co-sponsored was passed by both houses (S.7839, first introduced as S.4714)) to extend the Military Service Credit Law of 2000 to all veterans who have served in the military. Right now, public employees who served in the armed forces may purchase up to three years of pension credit only if their military service occurred during specified conflicts. This measure will expand this opportunity to public employee veterans who also served their country in peacetime.

June 26, 2014
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$250,000 Grant To Aid Cortland County Emergency Communications

CORTLAND, 06/24/14 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that a $250,000 legislative grant he secured will assist with the cost of an emergency communications equipment upgrade  for Cortland County law enforcement officials.

“It is imperative that our law enforcement officials and first responders have the tools they need when they are called into duty, starting with a reliable communication network,” said Senator Seward.  “This legislative grant will help Cortland County’s law enforcement officials do their job safely and efficiently, and will not come with an added cost to county taxpayers.”

June 24, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Receives the Legislative Leadership Award from the New York State Police Investigators Association

Senator Bonacic receives the Legislative Leadership award from the New York State Police Investigators Association in Albany on his advocacy for the department.  On the left is NYSPIA President, Jeffrey Kayser, and on the right is Artie Wilcox, Union Representative.  Said the Senator, “I am honored to be the recipient of their award, and thank them for all the work they do to keep our community safe.”

June 18, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors State Police Investigator Gary Darstein

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco presented Investigator Gary Darstein with a legislative resolution on June 5, 2014.

June 6, 2014
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Kennedy, Schimminger Announce Local Bridge Dedicated for Fallen New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson

Senator Kennedy and Assemblyman Schimminger Passed Legislation to Designate I-290 Bridge over Twin Cities Memorial Highway as “New York State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Sr. Memorial Bridge”

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, Assemblyman Robin Schimminger and the New York State Police today held a ceremony to officially dedicate the Interstate-290 bridge that crosses N.Y. State Route 425 at the Colvin Boulevard exit as the “New York State Trooper Kevin P. Dobson, Sr. Memorial Bridge.”

June 5, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Congratulates Retiring Mount Hope Police Officer, Norman J. Mann

Senator Bonacic attended the breakfast for retiring Mount Hope Police Officer Norman J. Mann and expressed his appreciation for his over 36 years of service to the Mount Hope community.   With the Senator is Chief of Police Paul J. Rickard (l), and Police Officer Mann.

 

May 30, 2014
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On behalf of the 58th Senate District, our condolences to the family, friends and fellow Troopers of NYS Trooper Christopher G. Skinner

On behalf of the entire 58th Senate District, our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and fellow Troopers of NYS Trooper Christopher G. Skinner, who so clearly and proudly represented the highest ideals, principles and values of the New York State Police.

Read more in the Star-Gazette, "State Trooper remembered as a man who put safety first"

May 30, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends NYS Police Troop F Memorial Service

Senator Bonacic attended the New York State Police Troop F Memorial Service held on Friday, May 23, at the NYS Police Barracks in the Town of Wallkill. Here is the Senator with Chief Criminal Investigator, Will Garcia; Orange County DA, David Hoovler; and Orange County Steven Neuhaus, who were all present to pay their respects to the law enforcement community.   

May 27, 2014
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Senator Bonacic at the Orange County Sheriff's Office Annual Awards

Senator Bonacic attended the recent Orange County Sheriff Officer's Annual Awards which honored Deputy Sheriffs, Correction Officers and employees for their outstanding service to their community.  With the Senator are Chief Dennis Barry, Sheriff Carl DuBois, County Clerk Annie Rabbitt, and Undersheriff Ken Jones.

May 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Police Officers Memorial Remembrance Ceremony in Albany, May 6

Senator Bonacic attended the Police Officers Memorial Remembrance Ceremony in Albany on May 6. This event honored 20 fallen police officers from law enforcement agencies across New York State, including five who died in 2013 in the line of duty.  The names of these 20 officers join the 1,340 others who have been inscribed on the Police Officers' Memorial, which represents 140 police agencies statewide and five federal agencies.  The officers' names are placed randomly on the wall, without rank, to signify that every officer's sacrifice is the same.

May 12, 2014
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