As of 2008, the NYSDMV has 11,284,546 drivers licenses on file and 10,697,644 vehicle registrations in force.
Its regulations are compiled in title 15 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations. The Division of Field Investigations (DFI) is the criminal investigations arm of the DMV. Its investigators/law enforcement officers combat auto theft, identity theft, and fraudulent document related crimes in New York. These investigators are armed New York State peace officers with statewide authority to enforce laws and handle investigations.