Issues: Police

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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Senate Passes Griffo's Co-Sponsored NY-SAFE Act Reforms

ALBANY – The State Senate on Monday passed legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Joseph Griffo that would repeal certain aspects of the so-called NY SAFE Act.

Sen. Griffo has always shared a strong belief with many constituents across his district in Oneida, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties that the Governor’s SAFE Act is a flawed and overreaching policy that was rushed into implementation in 2013 without any input from law-abiding gun owners. The law was tasked with certain authorities without knowing relevant facts at the time, and therefore Sen. Griffo believes the Senate’s vote to revise the SAFE Act is a step toward addressing some of the most egregious provisions.

June 8, 2015
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SENATE OK’S RITCHIE BILL TO HELP NOTIFY FAMILY MEMBERS AND LOVED ONES MORE QUICKLY IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

Measure Would Create Online “Next-of-Kin” Registry for Law Enforcement

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her bipartisan legislation to help law enforcement more quickly find family members or loved ones of victims following accidents or other emergencies has passed the Senate.

Under Senate bill 2396, the Department of Motor Vehicles would be directed to create an optional “Next-of Kin Registry,” where motorists could add information—such as phone numbers and addresses—of key people to be contacted in the event of an emergency.

“When an accident or medical emergency occurs, often times life or death decisions need to be made and loved ones need to be notified as quickly as possible,” said Senator Ritchie.

June 2, 2015
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Ortt Introduces Legislation That Strengthens Criminal Penalties for Work Zone Crashes

Bill to Create New Crimes of Vehicular Assault and Manslaughter in Work Zones Passes in Senate

State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) has introduced critical measures to help protect workers in active work zones and deter erratic and distracted driving in these zones. Recently passed in the Senate, the bill (S2975) would strengthen criminal penalties for motorists driving recklessly in work zones.

June 1, 2015
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Senator Valesky’s Legislation to Enhance “Move Over” Penalties Passes Senate

 ALBANY, N.Y.—The State Senate unanimously passed legislation (S.640) sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that will increase the penalties in the “move over” law, which requires drivers approaching emergency vehicles to move one lane away. Currently, the law does not provide for increased penalties for killing or seriously injuring someone as a result of violating the law.

“The ‘move over’ law has increased safety for police and first responders, but violators may only be charged with a misdemeanor, even if their actions cause serious injury or death,” Senator Valesky said. “This legislation changes the penalty to a felony for individuals who disregard the law and operate a vehicle recklessly.”

May 29, 2015
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SENATE PASSES SENATOR MARTINS’ LEGISLATION HONORING FALLEN NASSAU COUNTY POLICE OFFICER

 

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored in memory of Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez, who was killed in the line of duty.

     “Arthur Lopez was a true hero who loved helping others. He died tragically while protecting our communities. Renaming this section of road in his honor is a fitting way to ensure that his heroism and memory are never forgotten. I’m hopeful that the Assembly will join the Senate in approving this legislation and paying tribute to a man who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the residents of Nassau County,” said Senator Martins.

May 28, 2015
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Senator Valesky Hosts Community Resources Fair

State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.

May 28, 2015
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Senator Bonacic Attends Troop F Memorial Day Service

Senator Bonacic joined local elected officials, distinguished guests and members of the New York State Police at Troop F’s Memorial Day Service in Middletown this morning. The ceremony honors the men and women of Troop F who have died in the line of duty.

Pictured are the members of Troop F’s Honor Guard at the Memorial Day Service.

May 22, 2015
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SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN AND ASSEMBLYWOMAN NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS APPLAUD NATIONAL BLUE ALERT SYSTEM TO PROTECT POLICE

NEW YORK – Today, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) and Sen. Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) commended the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for passing, and President Barack Obama for signing, the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015 into law.  The measure would create a nationwide alert system to assist in the apprehension of anyone who hurts, kills, or legitimately threatens police officers.

For the past five years, Malliotakis and Golden have introduced a similar piece of legislation in the New York State Legislature.

May 21, 2015
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