Police Officer of the Year
Three members of the Syracuse Police Department are the recipients of the New York State Police Officer of the Year Award. Read the Press Release »
Police officer receives DCJS Lifesaving Award
Irvington Police Officer Arcangelo Liberatore is the recipient of the Division of Criminal Justice Services’ 2018 Lifesaving Award for saving a child from a rabid coyote. Read the Press Release »
DCJS named Top Workplace for third year in a row
Once again, DCJS is an Albany Times Union Top Workplace, an honor based on the results of an anonymous, voluntary survey of employees.
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Annual Police Officers Memorial Remembrance Ceremony Postponed
Due to the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and after careful consideration with the Police Officers Memorial Advisory Committee, please be advised that the 2020 Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony, which was scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2020, has been postponed until further notice.
The state Division of Criminal Justice Services coordinates the annual ceremony, which honors police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities. Additional information is available in this memo distributed by Michael C. Green, executive deputy commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services.
Complete the 2020 Census Today
Participation in the 2020 Census determines how much federal funding goes to communities across New York State to support critical services: law enforcement funding, crime victims' assistance and programs that serve victims of domestic and sexual violence, among others – for the next 10 years.
Get counted by responding to the 2020 Census. Questions? Check out about important Census dates and other information.
Internet Safety Presentations Now Available
The New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse at DCJS now offers two presentations designed to help children learn the fundamentals of online safety.
Geared toward children in grades 5 and 6 and 7 through 9, the 40-minute presentations teach safe and responsible practices, how to use those skills and encourage students to keep their parents and teachers informed about what they are doing online. There is no cost for the presentation.
To schedule a presentation, complete this Internet Safety Presentation Request Form. For more information, please contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse: email@example.com or call 1-800-346-3543 (Option 1).
Criminal Justice Knowledge Bank
The Criminal Justice Knowledge Bank allows police, prosecutors and probation professionals to share promising and innovative programs and practices designed to reduce crime and recidivism.
The site also features links to national criminal justice resources and information about the Criminal Justice Research Consortium, which connects these professionals with academics across the state to research and develop evidence-based approaches to address specific public safety issues in their communities.
Pro Bono Clemency Program
To assist individuals in applying for clemency, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is partnering with several organizations from the legal community to provide free clemency petition services to individuals incarcerated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Although individuals may apply for clemency without the assistance of an attorney, free assistance from one will enhance the quality of an inmate’s application and present his or her best case to the Governor. Please contact PardonsAndCommutations@doccs.ny.gov to learn more about this program.