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Professional Policing Act
New York State’s Professional Policing Act strengthened the state’s oversight of municipal police agencies with the goal of ensuring that individuals employed as police officers across the state are qualified, ethical and physically and psychologically fit to serve and protect their communities.
Counties, cities, towns, villages and police districts must follow comprehensive hiring standards and procedures for police officers; report misconduct to appropriate state agencies; and comply with all reporting requirements to the state’s Police and Peace Officer Registry, which is administered by DCJS.
Proposed amendments to Interstate and Intrastate Transfer of Probation Supervision Regulations
State law authorizes DCJS to issue regulations related to probation supervision in New York State. These proposed rulemaking amendments are designed to modernize and clarify the procedures for the interstate and intrastate transfer of probation supervision for adults and juveniles by:
The public may comment on these proposed amendments through Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. Please contact Danise A. Linen, Esq. (email@example.com or 518-457-8413) to submit comments.
Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program Request for Proposals now available
DCJS is accepting applications for $50 million in funding available through the state’s Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program until Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Nonprofit, community-based organizations at risk of hate crimes or attacks because of their ideology, belief or mission may seek funding to strengthen safety and security measures.
Eligible organizations may apply for up to $50,000 per project and submit up to three applications for a maximum of $150,000. An eligible organization also may submit a separate application for up to $50,000 to fund a cybersecurity project.
New Securing Reproductive Health Centers Program Request for Proposals now available
DCJS has reissued a revised request for proposals (RFP) that expands eligibility for the $10 million available through the Securing Reproductive Health Centers Program to nonprofit, public and for-profit organizations.
New York State established the program to improve the safety and security of patients and employees at reproductive health care centers and abortion services providers that may be at risk of crimes or attacks because of their mission, services, ideology or beliefs.
Recent Changes to New York State’s Firearm Laws: Resources and Information
New York State’s Gun Safety website provides the public, gun owners and gun dealers with comprehensive information about requirements under state laws that took effect Sept. 1, 2022. Questions about the new law may be directed to 1-855-LAW-GUNS.