Queens fifth grader wins statewide poster contest
Saranika Chakraborty from PS 877 51st Ave Academy in Queens is the winner of New York’s Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. Read the Press Release »
State Police Aviators honored with lifesaving award
Award created to recognize police officers for courageous and unselfish acts that result in the saving of a human life. Read the Press Release »
First woman named NYS Police Officer of the Year
Syracuse Officer Kelsey Francemone recognized for her response to a dangerous melee on Father's Day 2016. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul presented
the award. Read the Press Release »
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Crime Analysis Centers RFP
The 2018-19 Crime Analysis Centers Request for Proposals is now available. The deadline for applications is 12 p.m., Tuesday, Apr. 17. Questions regarding this RFP should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, March 20. Responses to the questions will be posted on the Grants/Funding Opportunities page on or about Monday, March 26.
Queens fifth grader wins New York’s Missing Children’s Day poster contest
Saranika Chakraborty, a fifth grader from PS 877 51st Ave. Academy in Queens, submitted the winning poster to represent New York in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest, a competition for fifth-graders sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Justice. Her poster was chosen from among a record number of entries submitted to the New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse, which sponsored New York’s contest.
Governor Cuomo announces recipients of new award recognizing police officers whose efforts save lives
Two New York State Troopers – Technical Lt. Peter R. McLain and Technical Sgt. Brian D. Rumrill of the agency’s Aviation Unit – are the first-ever recipients of the state Division of Criminal Justice Services' inaugural Lifesaving Award. They were honored for their role in the rescue of a pair of young hikers who fell from the snow-covered summit of Algonquin Mountain in December 2016.
The helicopter pilot and co-pilot braved strong winds and dangerous winter-weather conditions to rescue the hikers who were stranded for two days in sub-zero temperatures.
DCJS 2018-2019 Budget Testimony
State Division of Criminal Justice Services Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C. Green delivered remarks during the Joint Budget Hearing on Public Protection on Tuesday, Jan. 30. In addressing state legislators, Commissioner Green discussed reductions in crime and the prison population in New York, along with the agency's ongoing support for innovative evidence-based programs that are improving public safety.
More than $650,000 in grants awarded to law enforcement to support video-recording of custodial interrogations
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced more than $650,000 in grants to help 28 local law enforcement agencies in 23 counties across the state either purchase recording equipment to conduct video interrogations or replace existing systems that are either faltering or in need of upgrade. The funding will help these agencies - including 14 recipients that had not previously received the grant - comply with a forthcoming law requiring law enforcement to video record interrogations for most serious crimes.
All 62 counties throughout the state have at least one agency capable of video recording interrogations. Since 2011, New York has provided more than $4.15 million to approximately 365 police agencies and prosecutors' offices across the state for the purchase and installation of video-recording equipment. County district attorneys' offices and local law enforcement agencies outside of New York City could apply for the grants, which are fully federally funded and administered by the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.
State law now permits certain non-violent criminal convictions to be sealed
Pro Bono Clemency Program
To assist individuals in applying for clemency, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is partnering with several organizations from the legal community to provide free clemency petition services to individuals incarcerated by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Although individuals may apply for clemency without the assistance of an attorney, free assistance from one will enhance the quality of an inmate’s application and present his or her best case to the Governor. Please contact PardonsAndCommutations@doccs.ny.gov to learn more about this program.