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State Police, Division of

Agency Web Site: http://www.troopers.ny.gov/Link to External Website

Mission

The mission of the State Police is to ensure highway safety, to prevent crime and enforce the law and to provide high quality support to law enforcement agencies across the State. Mission priorities include: reducing the number of deaths, injuries and property damage caused by motor vehicle accidents; reducing violent crime on a statewide basis; providing disorder control and public security at man-made and natural emergencies; providing support to local law enforcement agencies, through resources such as the Community Narcotics Enforcement Teams and the Computer Crimes Unit; and serving a crucial role in the State’s counter-terrorism efforts by collecting and analyzing information relating to the prevention and detection of terrorist threats and activities throughout the state, sharing this vital information with DHSES and our Federal, State and local law enforcement partners to act in a coordinated way aimed at early identification of and response to terrorist threats and activities.

Organization and Staffing

The Division, headed by a Superintendent who is appointed by the Governor, is organized into 11 Troops, all of which are overseen and supported by Division Headquarters located in Albany. Each Troop encompasses a geographic area of the State, with the exception of Troop T which is dedicated to providing police services on the New York State Thruway. Troop NYC provides investigative and administrative services to Drug Enforcement and Criminal Task Forces and the District Attorney's offices throughout NYC. State Police also deploys Uniform Force personnel to Penn and Grand Central Stations, the 9/11 Museum and, most recently, nine MTA bridge and tunnel locations throughout NYC. The remaining nine Troops provide patrol coverage and criminal investigation services in cooperation with the local law enforcement community throughout the rest of NYS. Factors which affect the extent of State Police’s presence throughout the State vary depending on the area’s population, highway mileage, and availability of county and local law enforcement agencies.

Budget Highlights

The FY 2018 Executive Budget recommends $926.1 million in All Funds for the Division ($671.6 million General Fund; $78.9 million Special Revenue Funds - Federal; $124.1 million in Special Revenue Funds - Other; and $51.5 million in Capital Funds), an increase of $53 million from the prior year. This change reflects an increase of $39 million in State Operations to accommodate collective bargaining agreements and expansion of Troop NYC. The increase in Capital Projects appropriations reflects funding for the maintenance and operation of facilities including personal service, and the replacement, maintenance and repair of equipment.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 5,711 FTEs for the Division. This reflects a 26 FTE increase from FY17 and is attributed to additional forensic positions needed for the timelier processing of sexual offense evidence kits, as signed by Chapter 500 of the Laws of 2016.

Program Highlights

The Division is divided into three principal branches: Uniform Force, Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Technical Police Services. These branches play an integral role in the State’s public safety efforts while working cooperatively with numerous criminal justice entities to reduce crime, protect the public and guard against acts of terrorism.

Uniform Force

The Uniform Force has two primary responsibilities: protecting the citizens of New York State and promoting highway safety. In some areas of the State, Uniformed Troopers serve as the primary law enforcement agency and respond to various types of criminal activity such as burglaries, missing children, assaults, robberies, and homicides. In areas where the State Police is not the primary law enforcement agency, Troopers work cooperatively with local law enforcement to provide supplemental law enforcement support.

Bureau of Criminal Investigation

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is the “plain clothes” investigative branch of the Division. BCI Investigators concentrate on cases related to narcotics, child abuse, auto theft, consumer product tampering, organized crime, violent crime and working with Federal and local law enforcement to support counter-terrorism efforts. In addition, BCI resources are regularly deployed to assist local law enforcement agencies that may lack the resources or technical expertise required to conduct major criminal investigations.

Technical Police Services

The Technical Police Services program is primarily comprised of Communication Specialists and Forensic Scientists. Communication Specialists are the frontline of communication between the public and State Police personnel. They answer emergency and non-emergency phone calls to identify the scope and type of assistance needed for the caller, and they are responsible for all radio communications within Troop jurisdiction. Forensic Scientists and Lab Technicians support the State Police Crime Laboratory System which provides statewide support to all criminal justice agencies. There are four laboratories across the State, including the Forensic Investigation Center located in Albany, that provide a full range of forensic science services, controlled substance examinations, toxicology analyses and trace evidence examinations.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2017
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2018
Change From
FY 2017
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2018
State Operations 835,656,000 874,623,000 38,967,000 8,700,000
Capital Projects 37,500,000 51,500,000 14,000,000 103,173,000
Total 873,156,000 926,123,000 52,967,000 111,873,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2017
Estimated FTEs
03/31/17
FY 2018
Estimated FTEs
03/31/18
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 229 229 0
Criminal Investigation Activities
General Fund 1,201 1,201 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 37 37 0
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Special Revenue Funds - Other 4 4 0
Patrol Activities
General Fund 3,461 3,461 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 295 295 0
Technical Police Services
General Fund 458 409 (49)
Capital Projects Funds - Other 0 75 75
Total 5,685 5,711 26

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2017
Recommended
FY 2018
Change
General Fund 648,947,000 671,621,000 22,674,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 67,700,000 78,938,000 11,238,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 119,009,000 124,064,000 5,055,000
Total 835,656,000 874,623,000 38,967,000
Adjustments:
Transfer(s) From
Special Pay Bill
General Fund (23,519,000)
State Police, Division of
General Fund (400,000)
Transfer(s) To
State Police, Division of
Special Revenue Funds - Other 400,000
Appropriated FY 2017 812,137,000

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2017
Recommended
FY 2018
Change
Administration
General Fund 14,949,000 14,949,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 708,000 708,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities
General Fund 197,013,000 202,533,000 5,520,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 700,000 700,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 10,824,000 10,824,000 0
Patrol Activities
General Fund 387,425,000 420,999,000 33,574,000
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 65,500,000 65,500,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 77,377,000 77,932,000 555,000
Technical Police Services
General Fund 49,560,000 33,140,000 (16,420,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 1,500,000 12,738,000 11,238,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 30,100,000 34,600,000 4,500,000
Total 835,656,000 874,623,000 38,967,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2018 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 14,486,000 0 14,037,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 192,150,000 5,190,000 181,366,000 4,670,000
Patrol Activities 406,431,000 28,424,000 391,530,000 28,177,000
Technical Police Services 27,016,000 (1,300,000) 23,214,000 (1,300,000)
Total 640,083,000 32,314,000 610,147,000 31,547,000
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2018 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 34,000 0 415,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 0 0 10,784,000 520,000
Patrol Activities 258,000 4,000 14,643,000 243,000
Technical Police Services 1,437,000 0 2,365,000 0
Total 1,729,000 4,000 28,207,000 763,000

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2018 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 463,000 0 333,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 10,383,000 330,000 2,465,000 330,000
Patrol Activities 14,568,000 5,150,000 4,619,000 565,000
Technical Police Services 6,124,000 (15,120,000) 2,183,000 (4,500,000)
Total 31,538,000 (9,640,000) 9,600,000 (3,605,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2018 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 38,000 0 54,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 651,000 0 7,217,000 0
Patrol Activities 23,000 0 2,628,000 1,222,000
Technical Police Services 1,279,000 0 2,280,000 (10,620,000)
Total 1,991,000 0 12,179,000 (9,398,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2018 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
Administration 38,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 50,000 0
Patrol Activities 7,298,000 3,363,000
Technical Police Services 382,000 0
Total 7,768,000 3,363,000

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2018 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 708,000 0 0 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 11,524,000 0 5,695,000 0
Patrol Activities 143,432,000 555,000 43,192,000 555,000
Technical Police Services 47,338,000 15,738,000 7,445,000 3,040,000
Total 203,002,000 16,293,000 56,332,000 3,595,000
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2018 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Administration 708,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 5,829,000 0
Patrol Activities 100,240,000 0
Technical Police Services 39,893,000 12,698,000
Total 146,670,000 12,698,000

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2017
Recommended
FY 2018
Change Reappropriations
FY 2018
Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Capital Projects Fund 0 8,000,000 8,000,000 0
Aviation
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 0 0 0 12,500,000
Maintenance and Improvement of Existing Facilities
Capital Projects Fund 25,500,000 37,500,000 12,000,000 38,948,000
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 6,000,000 6,000,000 0 22,840,000
IT Initiative Program
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 0 0 0 10,000,000
New Facilities
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 6,000,000 0 (6,000,000) 18,885,000
Total 37,500,000 51,500,000 14,000,000 103,173,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 1/17/2017

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