New York State Court Officers

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New York State Court Officers
Abbreviation NYS Courts
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Patch worn by New York State Court Officers.
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Flag of the State of New York
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of New York, United States
Legal jurisdiction New York
General nature
Operational structure
Court Officers 4,000
Agency executive Michael Magliano, Chief of The Department of Public Safety
Parent agency New York State Unified Court System
Website
NYS Unified Court System
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

New York State Court Officers (NYS Courts), is the law enforcement agency charged with providing security services and maintaining order within court facilities statewide. [1]

Training[edit]

New York State Court Officers undergo comprehensive basic training at the NYS Court Officers Academy. The curriculum includes but is not limited to training in criminal and civil procedure law, constitutional law, stop and frisk, search and seizure, police science, laws of arrest, use of physical and deadly physical force, firearms training, situation and judgment, defensive tactics, tactical communication, arrest procedures, gang intelligence and first aid/cpr/basic life support.

Chief Joseph Baccellieri, Jr. Is the Chief of Training throughout the state and the Commanding Officer of the Academy.

Power and authority[edit]

New York State Court Officers are New York State peace officers and are authorized to execute bench warrants, make arrests, issue summonses, carry and use firearms, batons, pepper spray, handcuffs, and use physical and deadly force.[1] New York State Court Officers have peace officer status both on-duty and off-duty.

Vehicles[edit]

New York State Court Officers currently utilize fully marked, Ford Interceptors, Chevrolet Impalas, Dodge Chargers, Chevrolet Suburbans, and Chevrolet Expresses in their vehicle fleet.[2]

Equipment[edit]

New York State Court Officers are authorized to carry firearms, expandable baton, handcuffs, flashlight, bullet resistant vest, pepper spray, and a radio that is directly linked to other officers.

Rank structure[edit]

New York State Court Officers police car in Times Square

There are eleven sworn titles (referred to as ranks) for New York State Court Officers:

Title Insignia
Chief of the Department of Public Safety
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First Deputy Chief of the Department of Public Safety
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Chief of Training
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Deputy Chief of the Department of Public Safety
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Assistant Chief of the Department of Public Safety
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New York State Court Officer - Major
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New York State Court Officer - Captain
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New York State Court Officer - Lieutenant
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New York State Court Officer – Sergeant
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New York State Senior Court Officer
New York State Court Officer
New York State Court Officer - Trainee

Line of duty deaths[edit]

7 New York State Court Officers have died in the line of duty.[3]

Officer's Name End Of Watch Cause Of Death
Court Officer Francis J. Carroll Sunday, May 6, 1973 Gunfire
Court Officer Albert Gelb Thursday, March 11, 1976 Gunfire
Senior Court Officer Alphonso B. Deal Thursday, July 7, 1988 Gunfire
Court Officer John A. Dauway Sunday, October 1, 1989 Accidental
Captain William Harry Thompson Tuesday, September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack
Senior Court Officer Thomas Jurgens Tuesday, September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack
Senior Court Officer Mitchel Scott Wallace Tuesday, September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ypdcrime.com/cpl/article2.htm Article 2 Peace Officers Section 2.20 Powers of peace officers
  2. ^ NYS Court Officer Impala
  3. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page http://www.odmp.org/agency/2764

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