State Police, Division of

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All amounts are in dollars
Category Available
Change From
State Operations 660,501,000 665,901,000 5,400,000 24,902,000
Capital Projects 11,500,000 11,500,000 0 93,709,000
Total 672,001,000 677,401,000 5,400,000 118,611,000

Full-Time Equivalent Positions (FTE)
Program 2008-09
Estimated FTEs
Estimated FTEs
FTE Change
    General Fund 147 147 0
Criminal Investigation Activities
    General Fund 1,373 1,373 0
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 107 107 0
Patrol Activities
    General Fund 3,200 3,200 0
    Special Revenue Funds - Federal 41 41 0
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 28 28 0
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 4 4 0
Policing the Thruway
    Special Revenue Funds - Other 310 310 0
Technical Police Services
    General Fund 779 779 0
Total 5,989 5,989 0

Note: Most recent estimates as of 12/16/08.


The mission of the Division of State Police is to promote highway safety and protect against crime. The Division is responsible for patrolling roads and highways outside major urban centers, and providing specialty and investigative police services throughout the State. Their responsibilities range from traditional patrol duties to sophisticated investigations of drug traffickers, internet predators and other criminals.

Budget Highlights

The Executive Budget recommends approximately $677 million All Funds ($434 million General Fund; $232 million Other Operating Funds; $11.5 million Capital Funds) for the Division. This is a net increase of approximately $6 million All Funds ($44 million General Fund decrease; $50 million Other Operating Funds increase;) from the 2008-09 Budget. The changes in operating funds primarily reflect offsetting General Fund support of Patrol operations with additional Motor Vehicle Law Enforcement fee revenue and other various Division efficiencies.

The Executive Budget recommends a staffing level of 5,989 FTEs for the Division, including 4,939 sworn police officers. These levels are unchanged from 2008-09.

Major budget actions include:

  • Redeployment: In order to further enhance safety on the State’s highways, the Executive Budget recommends the redeployment of 30 Troopers from general patrol duties to the Thruway.
  • Speed Enforcement Cameras: To improve highway safety, and in further support of the 2005 Work Zone Safety Act, the Executive Budget includes funding to deploy speed enforcement photo-monitoring equipment to combat speeding in work zones and on certain stretches of highway. The cost of the equipment and administration of the program will be covered by revenue generated from civil fines incurred by the registered owners of vehicles identified by the speed enforcement cameras.
  • Increase surcharge on vehicle insurance: The Executive Budget includes legislation to raise the annual fee from $5 to $10 on insurance policies for all registered motor vehicles to support State Police public and highway safety operations. This action will result in an estimated $64.5 million in new annual recurring revenue dedicated to the State Police and local anti-auto-theft programs.
  • Operating Efficiencies: The Budget recommends the delay of equipment purchases and the procurement of more efficient fleet vehicles, for a savings of $6 million.

2009-10 Executive Budget — Agency Presentation
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