NYSP Patch



The Uniform Force of the New York State Police is made up of more than 3,500 Troopers.
These sworn members are the Troopers you see responding to calls, patrolling roadways and helping the public wearing the iconic gray uniform and Stetson.

Troop Information
Find contact information for your local Troop headquarters.

Specialty Units

The State Police Canine Unit is comprised of 103 teams; 99 are full service dogs with a detection specialty, and the remaining 4 are bloodhounds. All State Police canines are named after deceased members killed in the line of duty.

The New York State Police Aviation unit consists of four stations with the headquarters located in Albany. All stations are staffed to provide law enforcement support, search and rescue, and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) services. 

Operating since 1932, the Underwater Recovery Team consists of nine full time regional team leaders and 56 on-call divers, who are evenly distributed across eight Troops in Upstate New York. 

Specialized Assignments

You must first become a sworn uniform trooper to request a specialized assignment; there are no separate applications for specialty details. 

View All Specialty Units

Community Resources
School & Community Outreach Unit

School and Community Outreach Coordinators (SCOCs) have received specialized training in school violence, crime prevention, conflict management and emergency management, and are available to deliver presentations to schools, community and business groups.

Prevention and Preparedness

A priority of the New York State Police mission is to prevent and detect crime and other violations of law, pursue criminal investigations, and arrest criminals; but the responsibility of crime prevention doesn’t fall on one person – it’s everyone’s business.