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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DCJS provides information online about Level 2 and 3 sex offenders
living in New York State.
Interested in becoming a security guard? Are you a police or peace officer who wants to enhance your skills? DCJS can help.Check out training schedules, requirements »
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Governor Cuomo honors 40 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their communities
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo honored 40 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to communities across New York State. The officers, from five local and state law enforcement agencies, were recognized at New York State’s annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The names of the 40 men and women join others chiseled into the black granite memorial at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. The memorial includes 1,453 names of officers from 141 police agencies across the state and six federal agencies.
The 2017-18 LIVESCAN Equipment Program Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available.
The 2017-18 LIVESCAN Equipment Program Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. The deadline for applications is noon Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to email@example.com no later than Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Please reference "LiveScan RFP" in the subject line of your email.
Ignition Interlock Services RFA posted
The state Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has issued a request for applications (RFA) to manufacturers and/or distributors interested in providing ignition interlock services in New York State in accordance with statutory, regulatory, and DCJS contractual requirements. Approved qualified manufacturers with DCJS contracts resulting from last year’s ignition interlock services RFA are not eligible to apply. Additional information is outlined in the RFA, including eligible applicants, application requirements, applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and other contractual terms and conditions. The submission deadline is at noon Friday, May 26, 2017.
Top Workplace 2017 recognition for the Division of Criminal Justice Services
The Division of Criminal Justice Services has been named a 2017 Top Workplace, securing first-place honors in the large employer category of the Albany Times Union’s Top Workplaces 2017 program. The large employer category recognizes businesses, agencies and organizations with more than 400 people on staff.
It was the first time the agency participated in the program, which ranks employers throughout the Capital Region based on employee surveys. Read more about the methodology for the program, which also recognized another state agency, the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The OCFS Human Services Call Center ranked 18th among 20 mid-size employers. It was the second year in a row the Call Center received Top Workplace honors.
Division of Criminal Justice Services Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C. Green said, “We at DCJS function incredibly well as a team dedicated toward the primary goal of enhancing public safety. One of our core strengths as an organization is that we face challenges by seeking solutions instead of thinking something can’t be done. But there’s more to ensuring a positive workplace than good teamwork. We value planning, setting goals and measuring our progress, we embrace the importance of employee engagement and we also encourage employee growth and development. I’m proud that we can celebrate this distinction.”
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.