Issues: Police

Senator Ritchie recognizes Fulton PD Chief Orlo Green. The department recently won a AAA Platinum Traffic Safety Award.

State Senator Patty Ritchie presented the City of Fulton's Police Chief Orlo Green with a certificate on Friday for earning the American Automobile Association's (AAA) Platinum Award for its traffic-safety program. This is the fourth year in a row that the Fulton Police Department has earned the award. AAA's Community Traffic Safety Program is an awards and recognition program open to communities of all sizes nationwide for earning the AAA Platinum Award for the Fulton Police Department's traffic safety program.

April 11, 2011
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Senator Farley Announces March 11th Is Blue Friday in NYS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) welcomed law enforcement officials and staff from WGNA radio station to the Senate on March 8th for passage of his annual resolution recognizing "Blue Friday" in New York State.

"The first year we started doing this was in 2005, and I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official State day to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers," Senator Farley said.

March 10, 2011
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Senator Ball Hosts Local Elected Officials Summit

CARMEL, NY (02/03/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) hosted a bi-partisan summit today to develop common solutions for local problems, such as MS4, mandate relief, government consolidation, and resource sharing. The summit included presentations from Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge, Vincent Tamangna, Chairman of the Putnam County Legislature, and Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt.

February 14, 2011
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Senator Ball Brings Together Local Elected Officials

Ball: We have to work together, regardless of party affiliation, to come up with solutions.

CARMEL, NY (02/03/2011) - Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) hosted a bi-partisan summit today to develop common solutions for local problems, such as MS4, mandate relief, government consolidation, and resource sharing. The summit included presentations from Putnam County Executive Paul Eldridge, Vincent Tamangna, Chairman of the Putnam County Legislature, and Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt.

“We all have the same issues, and the solutions are in your heads,” Ball told the audience of Supervisors, Councilmen, Legislators, and other local officials. “The men and women in this room have so much knowledge at the local level to work from, and today is an opportunity to get something done in Albany. Let’s use this opportunity, as stewards of your local municipalities, to make changes that need to be made.”

February 3, 2011
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DEC dispatch move questioned

January 26, 2011 - By MIKE LYNCH, Enterprise Outdoors Writer

January 26, 2011
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Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action

Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair of Senate Committee on Cities

November, 2010 Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action Update.

File: 
Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action.pdf

December 1, 2010
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LARKIN LEGISLATION SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR


Bills Will Allow Town of Montgomery and the Village Cornwall-on-Hudson to Offer Retirement Plans For Police Officers

 Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that Governor David Paterson recently signed two pieces of legislation into law pertaining to the Town of Montgomery and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson.

 

The first bill authorizes the Town of Montgomery to offer an optional retirement plan to one of their police officers. The second bill authorizes the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson to offer an optional twenty year retirement plan to four of their police officers.

 

October 1, 2010
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Speaking to the law enforcement community

Senator George Maziarz recently addressed the Council 82 (New York State Law Enforcement Officers Union) conference in Niagara Falls.

September 16, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Honors Law Enforcement Officials During Law Enforcement Day at the NYS Fair.

Senator DeFrancisco attended the Law Enforcement Day Ceremonies at  at the NYS Fair.

September 9, 2010
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Move Over For Emergency Vehicles

Each and every day thousands of law enforcement and emergency workers risk their lives to protect the citizens of New York.  Throughout my time in the state senate, I have proudly partnered with these brave, caring men and women on a number of initiatives to assist them in performing their critical duties.

August 26, 2010
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Senator Suzi Oppenheimer Stands with Women's Advocacy Groups to Urge Governor Paterson to Enact New Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

While violent crime overall has declined in recent years, violence against loved ones is on the rise.  In 2008, intimate partner homicides increased 25% statewide and 45% in counties outside New York City.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), joined by representatives from the Pace Women’s Justice Center, My Sisters’ Place, Hope’s Door and Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, today called on Governor Paterson to sign into law sweeping legislation to strengthen the rights and protections of domestic violence survivors and increase the criminal penalties for domestic abuse.

August 10, 2010
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Annual National Night Out

News From Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: July 29, 2010Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | (518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Encourages Participation in ‘National Night Out’

Tuesday, August 3rd is America’s Night Out Against Crime

In an effort to increase public awareness and encourage participation in local anticrime efforts, Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) notes that Tuesday, August 3rd (between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm) is National Night Out — “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” An event which is beneficial to all.

July 28, 2010
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GOLDEN: GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS LAW THAT WILL HANDCUFF POLICE OFFICERS AND JEOPARDIZE PUBLIC SAFETY IN NEW YORK

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, issued the following statement in response to Governor Paterson’s signing into law legislation that will restrict the New York City Police Department’s Stop and Frisk policy:

“The legislation, advocated by Senator Eric Adams and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, signed by Governor David Paterson today, only adds to the decay of New York’s public safety policy. We first saw it with the Drug Dealer Protection Act and then with an increase in the release of violent felons. Now, they are asking the Police Department to fight crime with one arm tied behind their back.

July 20, 2010
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Civil Liberties Safeguarded: Governor Signs Senator Adams' "Stop, Question, Frisk Database" Legislation Into Law

NYS Senator Eric Adams today attended the signing into law of his legislation terminating the “Stop, Question, Frisk” Database of the INNOCENT.

 Senator Adams states: “Governor Paterson today signed into law my bill S.7945A, legislation prohibiting an electronic database that retains the personal information of individuals who are stopped and questioned (and perhaps frisked) by police but released immediately without being charged with a crime or a violation.

 “My legislation does not prohibit the use of “stop, question, frisk,” but it does end the practice in which the NYPD stores in a computer database the personal information of the INNOCENT.

July 16, 2010
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Protecting Newborns From Infanticide

Safe Abandonment Law Changed from 5 to 30 Days

June 24, 2010
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NYS Senator Eric Adams Announces Passage in the Senate of His "Stop and Frisk" Bill

  NYS Senator Eric Adams announces passage of S7945, his legislation modifying NYC’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ law. The law would bar the NYPD from maintaining a database on hundreds of thousands of innocent New Yorkers. Currently, the NYPD maintains a database of the names of stopped individuals, even when no charge is filed and no arrest is made!

June 24, 2010
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