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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.
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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.
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