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Troopers

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Overview

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.

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, which 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. 

New York State Police Use of Force Policy
It is the policy of the State Police, that the amount of force that is used by its Members shall be the amount of force that is objectively reasonable and necessary under the totality of the circumstances for the Member involved to effect an arrest, prevent an escape, or in defense of themselves or others.
New York State Police Body Worn Camera Policy
New York State Executive Law Section 234 created the New York State Police Body Worn Camera Program.
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.