The Uniform Force of the New York State Police is made up of more than 3,500 men and women.
These sworn members are the Troopers you see responding to calls, patrolling roadways and helping the public wearing the iconic gray uniform and Stetson.
The New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team is the oldest public safety dive team in the United States.
The first assignment for the New York State Police was at the Great New York State Fair. It is an assignment that has continued for more than 100 years.
The New York State Police utilize snowmobiles in inclement weather.
The New York State Police have served the public since 1917.
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.
You must first become a sworn uniform trooper to request a specialized assignment; there are no separate applications for specialty details.
The purpose of the program is to increase accountability and evidence for law enforcement and the residents of the state by providing body-worn cameras to all state police officers while on patrol.