New York State Police http://wamc.org en Original NYS Troopers' Graves Get New Markers http://wamc.org/post/original-nys-troopers-graves-get-new-markers <p></p><p>A gravestone has been dedicated at the previously unmarked burial plot of one of New York's original state troopers.</p><p></p><p>Retired state police Sgt. Kevin Kailbourne of Wellsville has been leading an effort to mark the graves of every state trooper, including the originals. They were known as "campmen" because they were trained at a National Guard camp outside Syracuse after the law enforcement agency was created in 1917.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:54:27 +0000 Dave Lucas 95365 at http://wamc.org Original NYS Troopers' Graves Get New Markers State Police Raid Town Muni Building http://wamc.org/post/state-police-raid-town-muni-building <p></p><p></p><p>People in a Greene County town are scratching their heads after state troopers swooped in on the municipal building.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:07:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86591 at http://wamc.org State Police Raid Town Muni Building Police Agencies Put Anti-DWI Efforts In High Gear http://wamc.org/post/police-agencies-put-anti-dwi-efforts-high-gear <p></p><p>As we draw nearer to the end of 2013, law enforcement authorities are stepping up their efforts to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel.&nbsp; Consumption of alcoholic beverages is part of holiday celebrations. The same can be said for public awareness about the dangers of impaired driving.&nbsp;</p><p>The New York State Thruway Authority and Mothers Against Drunk Driving have kicked off their annual "red ribbon" campaign against drunken driving. 65,000 red ribbons are being handed out to motorists along the Thruway.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:32:23 +0000 Dave Lucas 80750 at http://wamc.org Police Agencies Put Anti-DWI Efforts In High Gear Funeral Services For Fallen Trooper http://wamc.org/post/funeral-services-fallen-trooper <p></p><p>A final tribute to a fallen comrade: Nearly 1500 law enforcement officers from as far away as California gathered at the Grace Fellowship Church in Latham friday morning.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:04:58 +0000 Dave Lucas 80346 at http://wamc.org Funeral Services For Fallen Trooper Police Call Dutchess Deaths A Murder-Suicide http://wamc.org/post/police-call-dutchess-deaths-murder-suicide <p>New York State police say the fatal shootings in Dutchess County earlier this week were a murder-suicide.</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:50:03 +0000 Allison Dunne 78451 at http://wamc.org NY State Police Exam: Deadline Approaching http://wamc.org/post/ny-state-police-exam-deadline-approaching <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>New York State police are reminding those interested in joining&nbsp; their ranks that this is the final week to sign up for the entrance exam.<br><br>The New York State Police entrance exam is being given for the first time since 2008. Those who pass the test will get on an eligibility list that will remain in effect for four years. Candidates must be between 20 and 29 years old and have 60 college credits at the time of appointment.</p><p><strong><span id="under">Next State Police Exam</span> - Application deadline September 8, 2013</strong></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:51:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 72791 at http://wamc.org NY State Police Exam: Deadline Approaching NY Troopers Promise Thruway Enforcement Push http://wamc.org/post/ny-troopers-promise-thruway-enforcement-push <p>New York State Police say they're planning an enforcement initiative along the Thruway starting today and continuing through the week until Labor Day.</p><p>Troopers along the toll road that extends across the state are scheduled to be in full force and conduct what's called "Operation Summer Brake," watching for speeders, intoxicated and aggressive drivers and those using cell phones while driving.</p><p>Captain Michael Eaton says police will also be conducting checks that motorists are wearing seat belts as required.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:42:25 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72212 at http://wamc.org NY Troopers Promise Thruway Enforcement Push Investigation Finds Children Start Upstate NY Fire That Left 3 Dead http://wamc.org/post/investigation-finds-children-start-upstate-ny-fire-left-3-dead <p></p><p></p><p>Police investigating the cause of a fast-moving fire Thursday that killed three people at a northern New York house where a family provided respite care to older residents say it was started by three children. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 01:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 68577 at http://wamc.org Investigation Finds Children Start Upstate NY Fire That Left 3 Dead NY State Police: Stay off Hudson Valley highways http://wamc.org/post/ny-state-police-stay-hudson-valley-highways <p>POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Police troop that covers a four-county area east of the Hudson River is advising motorists to stay off local highways during the storm that's expected to drop up to 18 inches of snow in some areas along the Massachusetts and Connecticut borders.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:38:24 +0000 Associated Press 57419 at http://wamc.org NY State Police: Stay off Hudson Valley highways NY troopers to drivers: Move over for tow trucks http://wamc.org/post/ny-troopers-drivers-move-over-tow-trucks <p></p><p>CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — State police, the Thruway Authority and towing companies are reminding motorists in New York about the law that requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching roadside vehicles with flashing lights.</p><p>They're holding a news conference Friday morning at the state police Thruway barracks in Cheektowaga to publicize the state's "move over" law.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:58:35 +0000 Associated Press 55537 at http://wamc.org NY troopers to drivers: Move over for tow trucks