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What's New

  • New Deadline: Request for Proposals to Fund Alternatives to Incarceration, Employment-Focused Services and Jail-Based, Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Programs

    DCJS seeks applications from entities interested in operating alternatives to intervention, employment-focused services and jail-based, cognitive behavioral interventions programs across New York State.

    The deadline for responses has been extended to 12 p.m. (Noon) Friday, June 24, 2022.

    More information for applicants >>

  • Watch: The 2022 New York State Police Officers Memorial Remembrance Ceremony

    The 2022 New York State Police Officers Memorial Remembrance Ceremony recognized the sacrifice of 49 officers who died in service to their communities. The memorial’s black granite wall now includes the names of 1,717 officers from 150 agencies in New York State, and six federal agencies.

    The state Division of Criminal Justice Services coordinates the ceremony and the work of the Police Officers’ Memorial Advisory Committee. The memorial is located on the Empire State Plaza in Albany.

    Read Governor Hochul’s press release about the ceremony >>

    2022 Roll of Honor >>

    Complete Roll of Honor >>

  • Police and Peace Officer Decertification

    A police or peace officer’s basic training certificate is immediately invalidated when an officer is removed for cause by their employer for incompetence or misconduct, or they have resigned or retired while a disciplinary process that could result in their removal has commenced.

    Employers are required by law to report these removals, resignations and retirements to the Division of Criminal Justice Services, which maintains the state’s Central Registry of Police and Peace Officers. DCJS updates this list monthly.

    Decertification list and more about the process >>

  • Upcoming amendments to the state Penal Law: Large capacity ammunition feeding devices

    This document outlines amendments to the state Penal Law effective July 6, 2022, and Sept. 4, 2022.

    Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Notice >>

  • Non-New York State convictions that may prohibit firearms possession or obtaining firearm permits

    State law requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services to maintain and annually publish a list of non-New York State convictions that include the essential elements of a “serious offense” in New York that may prohibit individuals from possessing firearms or obtaining pistol permits if the non-New York State conviction occurs on or after April 3, 2021.

    Serious Offense List and Additional Information >>