New York State Court Officers
|New York State Court Officers|
|Patch worn by New York State Court Officers.|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||State of New York, United States|
|Legal jurisdiction||New York|
|Agency executive||Jewel Williams, Chief|
|Parent agency||New York State Unified Court System|
|NYS Unified Court System|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
New York State Court Officers undergo a fourteen-week training course at one of two New York State Court Officer academies which are located in New York City and Cohoes, N.Y. The training course includes training in criminal and civil procedure law, police science, powers of a peace officer, basic firearms training, defensive tactics, radio use, arrest procedures, gang intelligence, and first aid/CPR.
The New York State Court Officers Academy was founded by Chief Thomas R. Hennessy (Ret.) in 1971.
Power and Authority
New York State Court Officers are New York State peace officers trained by New York State certified Police instructors. Court Officers have 24/7 on and off duty arrest powers statewide, authorized to make arrests. Court Officers are the only peace officer agency in New York State authorized to execute bench warrant arrests under NYS Criminal Procedure Law (CPL 530.70). Court Officers are also the only peace officer agency in New York State to have Stop Question and Frisk Powers under NYS Criminal Procedure Law (CPL 140.50). Court Officers can make car stops, issue summonses, carry and use firearms, batons, pepper spray, and handcuffs, and use physical and deadly force.
New York State Court Officers are equipped with a Glock 19 9mm semi-automatic pistol, expandable baton, handcuffs, flashlight, bullet resistant vest, and a radio that is directly linked to the Central Dispatcher and other officers.
Veteran Officers that were originally issued a .38 caliber revolver upon their appointment as a New York State Court Officer, have the option of still carrying it. However, the majority of the veteran officers have made the switch to the Glock 19.
There are eleven sworn titles (referred to as ranks) for New York State Court Officers:
|Chief of the Department of Public Safety|
|First Deputy Chief of the Department of Public Safety|
|Deputy Chief of the Department of Public Safety|
|Assistant Chief of the Department of Public Safety|
|New York State Court Officer - Major|
|New York State Court Officer - Captain|
|New York State Court Officer - Lieutenant|
|New York State Court Officer – Sergeant|
|New York State Senior Court Officer|
|New York State Court Officer|
|New York State Court Officer - Trainee|
Line of Duty Deaths
7 New York State Court Officers have died in the line of duty.
|Officer's Name||End Of Watch||Cause Of Death|
|Court Officer Francis J. Carroll||
|Court Officer Albert Gelb||
|Senior Court Officer Alphonso B. Deal||
|Court Officer John A. Dauway||
|Captain William Thompson||
|Senior Court Officer Thomas Jurgens||
|Senior Court Officer Mitchel Scott Wallace||
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