Top Workplace 2017 Honors for DCJS
Agency secures first place in Albany Times Union’s annual ranking
of employers in the Capital Region.
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Police Officers Memorial adds 40 Fallen Officers
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo honored 40 fallen police officers from five local and state law enforcement agencies during New York State’s annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony. Read the Press Release »
Queens Student Wins State’s Poster Contest
Fifth-grader’s poster to compete against those created by peers across the country in National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest
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Special Notice: Sex Offender Registry unavailable late in the day on Friday, September 22, 2017
The New York State Sex Offender Registry will be unavailable between 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22, as staff work to implement technology upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
New York State offers leadership training to law enforcement
The state Division of Criminal Justice Services has launched its Leadership Training Initiative, offering the first in a series of 13 courses designed to help law enforcement executives and supervisors develop and refine leadership skills to meet the demands of modern policing. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, more than 90 police professionals from 40 agencies in Central and Western New York, the Finger Lakes and the Southern Tier attended the day-long course, which is designed to provide supervisors with practical strategies they can employ to help improve agency morale, accountability and performance.
"There's no understating the value of effective law enforcement training, especially when it's geared toward those officers in leadership roles," said Michael C. Green, executive deputy commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services. "Yet the training options available for commanding officers are often limited, which is why this course and others being offered around the state through this initiative are so important. Our hope is that this top-down approach toward cultivating leadership skills will help police agencies to operate more effectively and further improve public safety within their communities."
Made possible through a $250,000 federal grant, the Leadership Training Initiative features the most comprehensive series of leadership courses ever offered by the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Courses range in length from one day to three weeks, with some designed for specific audiences: women in police leadership roles and individuals who work in local corrections, for example. Roughly 1,500 officers statewide are expected to be trained through March 2018.
Youth Pardon Program
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is offering executive pardons to New Yorkers convicted of non-violent crimes at ages 16 and 17 who have been crime-free for a minimum of 10 years since their offense.
For individuals who receive this pardon, the New York State Office of Court Administration has stated that it will restrict public access to criminal history records, meaning that they will not be available to private employers, landlords or other companies that seek this information.
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.