New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police
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Flag of New York.svg
Flag of the State of New York
Common name New York State Environmental Conservation Police
Abbreviation NYSDEC Police
Agency overview
Formed 1880
Preceding agency
  • New York State Game Protectors
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction 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
Headquarters Albany, New York

Environmental Conservation Officers 330
Agency executive
  • Bernard Rivers, Acting Director, Law Enforcement
Parent agency New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Website
Division of Law Enforcement

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police (NYSDEC Police), is the law enforcement agency of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Law Enforcement. NYS Environmental Conservation Officers are New York State police officers. As the uniformed law enforcement representatives of the Department of Environmental Conservation, environmental conservation police are responsible for the enforcement of the environmental laws and regulations of New York and for the detection and investigation of suspected violations.[1]

Uniforms and equipment[edit]

Environmental Conservation Officers (ECO) wear green uniforms and trooper hats. They are New York State police officers equipped with radios, firearms and other equipment.

Training[edit]

26-week residential training program, currently held in Pulaski, NY

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the New York State Game Protectors, eight officers have died while on duty.[2][3]

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