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    Honoring New York’s Fallen Police Officers

    A tribute to 55 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities
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  • June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

    June is marked annually as Gun Violence Awareness Month. The Division of Criminal Justice Services has created graphics that can be shared on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to educate New Yorkers about the issue and the state’s work to reduce shootings, firearm-related homicides and save lives.

    View and download graphics

    Visit wearorange.org for more information about the national effort to raise awareness.

  • Video Tribute: Honoring New York’s Fallen Police Officers

    Every year in May, law enforcement professionals, families, loved ones and friends gather in Albany for the New York State Police Officers' Memorial Remembrance Ceremony, which honors those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities.


    This video tribute recognizes the 55 officers whose names will be added to the Memorial's black granite wall this year, and remembers the 1,567 other officers honored during past ceremonies at the Memorial on the Empire State Plaza. A new date for the 2020 ceremony, postponed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, has not yet been announced.


    The 51 men and four women recognized this year served with the following agencies: the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office, Harrison Police Department, New York City Police Department, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Police, Port Authority Police Department, and Suffolk County Police Department. Two NYPD officers were killed in the line of duty in 2019 and 53 officers died from illnesses resulting from their work at Ground Zero in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center.  


    Every officer honored at the Memorial – and their families and loved ones they have left behind – will never be forgotten.


    Watch the Tribute

    Review the 2020 Roll of Honor

  • COVID-19-related guidance for law enforcement professionals available through the Criminal Justice Knowledge Bank

    The Criminal Justice Knowledge Bank includes a special section featuring COVID-19-related guidance, resources and links exclusively for law enforcement professionals.

    The COVID-19 Resources section includes guidance and protocols issued by the Division of Criminal Justice Services, state Department of Health and other state agencies, as well as information from professional associations representing police chiefs, probation officers, district attorneys and sheriffs, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Created by the Division of Criminal Justice Services, 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 Knowledge Bank 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.

    Criminal Justice Knowledge Bank

    COVID-19 Resources for Law Enforcement

  • Security guard training schools deemed essential during New York State on Pause

    Security guard training schools have been deemed an essential business during New York State on Pause, the executive order issued by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to combat the spread of COVID-19.

    This determination allows schools to remain open and continue training, but they must adhere to guidelines on student occupancy and social distancing, as well as appropriate cleaning and disinfecting protocols.

    Please refer to this guidance memo for more information. The Security Guard Training Program will continue to process training records submitted by approved training schools during New York State on Pause.

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  • 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.