Issues: Police


Bill allows local businesses and non-profits to be safe-havens for crime victims

Queens, NY – Continuing his fight to ensure safety in the neighborhood, Senator Michael Gianaris today announced he has introduced new legislation expanding New York’s “Good Samaritan” laws. The legislation would protect local businesses and non-profits offering themselves as safe havens from being held liable for damages or injuries that may have occurred while helping a victim.

Senator Gianaris held a press conference at Dazies, a restaurant owned by a small business owner in Sunnyside, to formally announce the legislation.

December 27, 2011

Counties Throughout The 51st Senate District Receive Emergency Grants

ONEONTA, 12/20/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today applauded the announcement that counties in the 51st senate district will receive nearly $7 million through the Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant (SICG) program to improve emergency communications.

“A reliable communication network is an essential tool for emergency responders,” said Senator Seward.  “These grants will help provide that tool, protecting the lives of those who live and work in upstate New York, while also ensuring the safety of our firefighters, ambulance workers and police.  The funding will also offset a major expense that taxpayers simply cannot afford to shoulder on their own.”

December 20, 2011

Senator Eric Adams issued "Clergy Crisis Response Jackets" to the "The God Squad" 67th Precinct Clergy Council

Today, Senator Eric Adams issued "Clergy Crisis Response Jackets" to the members of Brooklyn's 67th Precinct Clergy Council, nicknamed "The God Squad"  The membership is comprised of local pastors and ministers who participate in activities that assist the community, advise on community concerns and support the personnel of the 67th Precinct.  The 67th Precinct Clergy Council Crisis Team’s new initiative will dispatch 10-man teams in high crime areas to visit victims’ families, provide prayer and spiritual counsel, and help improve interactions between the community and law enforcement.   This initiative will facilitate a beneficial working relationship between clergy, law enforcement and community.


December 13, 2011

Senator Adams Interview on NY1 regarding Police Oversight

On Thursday, November 10, Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Richard Aborn of the Citizens Crime Commission and Len Levitt, a police reporter who writes for the website NYPD Confidential, discussed whether the New York City Police Department needs more oversight with Inside City Hall's host, Errol Louis.

Click here to view the discussion.




November 14, 2011

Senator Adams joined the 71st Precinct and Healthfirst in the Halloween Safe Walk

Senator Adams joined the 71st precinct and Healthfirst in the Halloween Safe Walk to ensure that children and parents enjoyed a fun and safe Halloween.

November 5, 2011

Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Councilmember Letitia James and Councilmember Jumaane Williams call on Mayor Bloomberg to appoint Commission to Investigate Systemic Corruption in the NYPD

On Tuesday, November 3, Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, Councilmember Letitia James and Councilmember Jumaane Williams call on Mayor Bloomberg to appoint an independent commission to investigate systemic corruption in the NYPD.

Senator Adams' statement:

November 4, 2011


Response Led to Arrest of Suspect in Stabbing Incidents


Brooklyn -Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will join Captain Richard DiBlasio in honoring Police Officers of the 68th Precinct, and a good samaritan, for courage leading to the arrest of a suspect involved in a Bay Ridge area stabbing of two men. The incident took place near 86th Street and 4th Avenue in the early evening hours of September 21, 2011.


Golden will present New York State Senate recognition on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. outside the 68th Precinct Stationhouse, located at 333-65th Street, Brooklyn. State Senator Marty Golden is a former New York City Police Officer.


Members of the media are welcome.

October 4, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Senator Reverend Diaz: Let NYPD Internal Affairs Handle Things

September 28, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Diaz: Let NYPD Internal Affairs Handle Things

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement in response to ongoing media hype about the NYPD ticket-fixing scandal:

"I am calling on law enforcement agencies to let the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau investigate the parking ticket fixing scandal involving New York City Police Officers.

September 28, 2011

Senator Adams statement regarding NYPD Commissioner Kelly's internal order to modify the department's marijuana arrest practices...

" NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's plan to modify NYC's current marijuana arrest policy is definitely a step in the right direction. A way to strengthen the new policy would be to seal the records of young people who were arrested under the former policy. "

September 26, 2011

The 68th Precinct Community Council Notification

If you have any information on either of these two people or if you know either of them please call: 

Detective Sara Mathis - Brooklyn Special Victims Squad-



Sergeant Robert Mirabal- NYPD Community Affairs Bureau-


September 15, 2011

Times Herald Record news report on local September 11th ceremonies in the Hudson Valley

Times Herald Record news report on local September 11th ceremonies in the Hudson Valley.

September 14, 2011

9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies Around Our Community

On Sunday, September 11th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a number of September 11th remembrance ceremonies around my district to mark the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. These photos come from ceremonies at Lakeshore Community Church, Our Mother of Sorrows Church, and Greece Assembly of God. It was honor to be with so many members of our Fire Departments, Police Departments, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Technicians. All of the ceremonies were extremely moving and very well done. 10 years ago, terrorists tried to divide us, but they have only made us more unified than ever. They tried to confuse us, but now we see as clear as we ever had.

September 12, 2011

"New York Remembers" Exhibitions Commemorate Tenth Anniversary Of September 11th

ONEONTA, 09/09/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today reminded New Yorkers that thirty “New York Remembers” exhibitions are now open statewide marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

“A decade has passed since the cowardly 9/11 attacks on America changed our lives forever,” said Senator Seward.  “Each and every community across our state felt the impact of that horrific day and in the days following the attacks, leaned on one another for support and compassion. I applaud Governor Cuomo for involving locations statewide in this tenth anniversary memorial – we shall never forget.”

September 9, 2011


Devastation is ‘numbing,’ says Ag Committee Chair

September 7, 2011

New York State Senate Remembering 9-11

Sunday, September 11th will mark the 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our state and country in 2001. Throughout the week and weekend, a number of community events and remembrances will take place to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The events on this page have been submitted to Senator Robach's office and are open to the public. If you know of an event around the district that is not listed on this page, please contact the office by emailing the information to

September 6, 2011



Even after 10 years, the memory of the sacrifices made our first responders on Sept. 11 remains fresh in our minds. However, it's every day that these brave men and women put their lives on the line to protect our neighborhoods and our loved ones. This picnic is one small way to say thank you for the work, the dedication and the courage they show each and every day.

September 10, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Senator Gianaris visits Newcomers High School Evacuation Center.

Senator Gianaris joined Mayor Bloomberg to visit Newcomers High School Evacuation Center in Long Island City in preparation for Hurricane Irene.

August 29, 2011

Klein Secures, Delivers, Supplies In Preparation for Hurricane Irene

In preparation for Hurricane Irene, Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), secured and today delivered much needed supplies to vulnerable communities and organizations throughout his district.

The supplies, which included sandbags to help hold back potential flood waters, as well as sleeping bags and water, were donated by Bronx and Westchester businesses.

August 27, 2011

Northern Manhattan Elected Officials Call for Swift and Thorough Inquiry into Alleged Rape of Local Woman by Off-Duty NYPD Officer

Any Additional Victims are Asked to Come Forward

 (New York, NY) – Following disturbing allegations that a Northern Manhattan woman was raped by an off-duty NYPD officer, Senator Adriano Espaillat, who serves the community where the alleged rape took place, called for a swift and thorough investigation and appealed for any additional victims or witnesses to come forward. He was joined by other local elected officials including Assemblymember Guillermo Linares, Councilmember Robert Jackson, and Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez.

August 19, 2011
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