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Serino: Dutchess County Fair Served as a Reminder to Thank Local Law Enforcement

Serino: Dutchess County Fair Served as a Reminder to Thank Local Law Enforcement 

RHINEBECK, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R—Hyde Park) spent multiple days last week at the annual Dutchess County Fair, where she met members of the local New York State Police Troop K.

“Seeing members of local law enforcement present at the Dutchess County Fair—engaging with members of our community, sharing information about their service and offering constant help and assistance—serves as a reminder about just how much they do for our communities, both on and off duty,” said Senator Serino. “I want to extend a huge thank you to local law enforcement for that kind of dedicated service.”

August 31, 2015
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Ortt Takes Media on Tour of Proposed Emergency Hub

On Thursday, Aug. 13, Senator Ortt took the media on a tour of the proposed site for a WNY First Response & Preparedness Center. The former hanger and Niagara Falls U.S. Army Reserve Center in the Town of Niagara would serve as an emergency operations hub and shared training facility for first responders, law enforcement agencies and community organizations. Read the related articles from the publications listed below.

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August 20, 2015
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YOUNGSTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKS FOR HELP, SENATOR ORTT DELIVERS

Senator Secures $20,000 for the Purchase of a New Police Cruiser

YOUNGSTOWN – State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today delivered a check in the amount of $20,000 to help the Youngstown Police Department better protect residents and operate more effectively. Senator Ortt secured the state funding to assist the department with the purchase of one new, state-of-the-art police cruiser. 

August 18, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION HONORING FALLEN NASSAU COUNTY POLICE OFFICER SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

New Law Designates Section of the Cross Island Parkway in Honor of Police Officer Arthur Lopez

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that legislation he sponsored in memory of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez, who was killed in the line of duty, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

August 13, 2015
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Senator Boyle's 3rd Annual Veterans Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday, August 15th I will be hosting my 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Pancake Breakfast free for veterans of the 4th Senate District and their families as a way to thank them for their dedication and commitment.  My staff and I are hoping that Veterans of all wars will join us from  8 AM to 11 AM at the American Legion Post 94 located at 22 Grove Place in Babylon so we can personally express our thanks for their service.

August 13, 2015
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QUART, SQUADRON, ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE BILL ALLOWING PUBLIC ACCESS TO POLICE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE

Would Allow Public to FOIL Recorded Encounters Between Police and Citizens

NEW YORK –State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Dan Quart, and advocates have announced a bill ensuring that police body camera recordings are publicly accessible under New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). This legislation will promote greater transparency in everyday encounters between police officers and members of public."

August 6, 2015
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Town of Greece National Night Out Against Crime

Despite the weather, there was a nice turnout at the Town of Greece National Night Out Against Crime event at the Town Hall Campus. Great to see so many families come out to support local law enforcement and our community!

August 5, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC SECURES $15,000 FOR SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

 (Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic is pleased to announce that he has secured $15,000 for the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.

August 3, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS: PORT WASHINGTON POLICE TO RECEIVE NEW STATE FUNDING

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he has secured $10,000 in state funding for the Port Washington Police District. The state funding will be used to help the Port Washington Police undertake additional investigation and surveillance operations to combat crime and protect the community’s quality of life.

     “Port Washington’s Police Officers work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep our streets safe. Delivering this new funding will allow the Port Washington Police to take additional steps to enhance the entire community’s quality of life,” said Senator Martins.

July 31, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Funding to Support Public Safety

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announced he has secured additional state funding to support various public safety initiatives throughout the 59th Senate District. The aid is being provided to community based agencies, police departments and fire companies to maintain existing programs and to purchase new equipment or technology upgrades for law enforcement and emergency services.

July 27, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Bill Perkins | 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair In Harlem

On August 19th, 2015, in collaboration with Harlem Vet Center, Samaritan Village, CUNY- BMCC, Manhattan Legal Services, NY Metro Vets, and Home Depot, Senator Perkins will proudly hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair in Harlem, which, in addition to presenting speakers in the realm of Veterans Affairs, will also include a panel on key issues confronting veterans. The Fair is being structured to provide information on a wide range of issues concerning our veteran population, and it will begin at  9:00 AM and end at approximately 3:00 PM.  Please see additional details in our flyer, attached below, in both Spanish and English.  

 

August 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MARTINS SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR FLORAL PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he secured state funding for the Floral Park Police Department to enhance safety on Village roadways. 

     The Department will use the $10,000 in state funding to support its traffic enforcement program. The Department will be purchasing new equipment, including a license plate reader unit and LIDAR speed gun, that will be used to prevent crime, track down stolen vehicles, remove unlicensed drivers from the road, and control speeding.

July 16, 2015
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GRIFFO: SENATE REPUBLICAN AGREEMENT WITH GOVERNOR SUSPENDS NY SAFE ACT’S AMMUNITION DATABASE

UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo announced Friday that a statewide ammunition database established through the NY SAFE Act has been suspended following a legal agreement that Senate Republicans reached with the Governor’s office.

In the Senate’s latest step to rein in this flawed and over-reaching law, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today by New York State Director of Operations James Malatras and Senator Majority Leaders John Flanagan suspends the creation of any database at this time that would require background checks for people who purchase ammunition.

July 10, 2015
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SENATOR MARTINS SECURES STATE FUNDING FOR LAKE SUCCESS POLICE DEPARTMENT

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that he secured state funding for the Village of Lake Success Police Department to enhance its crime control and prevention programs. 

     The Department will use the $10,000 in state funding to purchase new technology, which would include revamping computers in their patrol cars and their license plate readers. Both devices will help aid in the detection of stolen vehicles, unlicensed drivers, and drivers who have warrants out for their arrest. 

July 9, 2015
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Senator Diaz greets New Commanding Officer of the 43rd Precinct, Deputy Inspector Fausto Pichardo on July 1, 2015

Senator Diaz greets New Commanding Officer of the 43rd Precinct, Deputy Inspector Fausto Pichardo on July 1, 2015

July 8, 2015
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Delaware County Sheriff's Office K-9 Division Receives State Funding

ALBANY, 07/05/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) and Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt. Hope) today announced $40,000 in state grant funding they secured for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office.  The monies will be used for the purchase of a new police vehicle built specifically for use by the office’s K-9 drug and search rescue team.

Senator James L. Seward said, “Our rural police departments are faced with a number of challenges – fighting crime and keeping costs in check -  and providing them with the tools necessary to perform and ensure officer safety has always been a top priority of mine. Working in tandem with Senator Bonacic, we were able to maximize resources and deliver for Delaware County.”

July 6, 2015
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Ortt Announces $500,000 for Niagara Falls Air Base

Senator Says Funds Will Help Procure Emergency Management Hub  

Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced $500,000 in state funding to establish an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS). The funds were secured by Senator Ortt in the 2015-16 State Budget (Empire State Development Corporation, Aid to Localities, S. 2003-C) to help base retention efforts for NFARS. Ortt, flanked by local and county officials, believes the $500,000 will help retain the base while expanding emergency services across Western New  York.

June 29, 2015
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Statement from Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan

The 23 days since two prisoners escaped from a Dannemora prison have been a tense and difficult period for all New Yorkers, especially those residents of the North Country where the escape took place.

During that time, hundreds of state and local law enforcement officials have scoured local communities, tirelessly following every lead and putting their own lives and safety on the line to bring these two brutal convicts to justice.

June 28, 2015
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Senator Rev Rubén Díaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization welcome NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton on June 11, 2015

Senator Rev Rubén Díaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization welcome NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton on June 11, 2015

June 16, 2015
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SENATOR JEFF KLEIN HONORS COMMUNITY LEADERS AT 41ST PRECINCT FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST

BRONX, NY  - State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) today honored local ‘Cop of the Month’ recipients, civic leaders and students for their outstanding contributions to the Hunts Point community at the 41st Precinct Community Council Fellowship breakfast.

June 12, 2015
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