New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police
Common name New York State Environmental Conservation Police
Abbreviation NYSDECPD
New York State EnCon Police.jpg
Patch of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police.
Agency overview
Formed 1880
Preceding agency New York State Game Protectors
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of New York, USA
NYSDEC regions map.svg
New York map showing DEC regions
Legal jurisdiction New York
Constituting instrument Chapter 591 of the Laws of 1880
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction Environment, parks, and-or heritage property.
Operational structure
Headquarters Albany
Conservation Officers 305
Agency executive Peter Fanelli, Director of Law Enforcement
Parent agency New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Website
Division of Law Enforcement
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police is the police force of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Members of the DEC Police are New York State police officers. As the uniformed law enforcement representative of the Department of Environmental Conservation, the ECO is the person in the field responsible for the enforcement of the environmental laws and regulations of New York and for the detection and investigation of suspected violations.[1]

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the New York State Game Protectors, 8 officers have died in the line of duty.[2][3]

Officer Date of Death County Details
Special Game Protector William H. Jackson
Friday, September 17, 1897
Essex County
Assault
Game Protector Samuel S. Taylor
Sunday, April 5, 1914
Oneida County
Gunfire
Game Protector John H. Woodruff
Thursday, November 19, 1914
Schenectady County
Assault
Game Protector Harvey B. Cruikshank
Tuesday, June 8, 1926
Washington County
Struck by lightning
Game Protector William T. Cramer
Sunday, September 29, 1929
Queens County
Gunfire
Game Protector Paul Du Cuennois
Sunday, October 16, 1932
Warren County
Drowned
Game Protector Clarence J. Webster
Thursday, November 16, 1944
Washington County
Automobile accident
Game Protector Benning W. De La Mater
Saturday, June 24, 1961
Albany County
Drowned
Conservation Officer William Becker
Wednesday, March 11, 1981
Suffolk County
Drowned


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Environmental Conservation Police Officers
  2. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page
  3. ^ NYS DEC website
A New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police car on the New England Thruway.

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