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Agency Web Site: https://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 the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (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, except for Troop T which provides 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 transportation hubs throughout the NYC area as well as the 9/11 Museum. 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 2020 Executive Budget recommends $956.6 million in All Funds for the Division ($679.7 million General Fund; $16.8 million Special Revenue Funds - Federal; $132.6 million in Special Revenue Funds - Other; and $127.5 million in Capital Funds), a net decrease of $38 million from FY 2019. This change is primarily attributed to a decrease in Federal Equitable Sharing appropriations being replaced by Capital Funds, and an increase of $11 million in Capital Funds.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 5,741 FTEs for the Division and is unchanged from FY 2019.

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 2019
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
Change From
FY 2019
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2020
State Operations 878,157,000 829,132,000 (49,025,000) 72,034,000
Capital Projects 116,500,000 127,500,000 11,000,000 86,935,000
Total 994,657,000 956,632,000 (38,025,000) 158,969,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FY 2020
Estimated FTEs
03/31/20
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 229 229 0
Criminal Investigation Activities
General Fund 1,206 1,206 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 37 37 0
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Special Revenue Funds - Other 4 4 0
Patrol Activities
General Fund 3,482 3,482 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 295 295 0
Technical Police Services
General Fund 413 413 0
Capital Projects Funds - Other 75 75 0
Total 5,741 5,741 0

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
General Fund 679,655,000 679,655,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 74,838,000 16,838,000 (58,000,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 123,664,000 132,639,000 8,975,000
Total 878,157,000 829,132,000 (49,025,000)

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change
Administration
General Fund 14,964,000 14,964,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 308,000 308,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities
General Fund 203,033,000 203,033,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 700,000 700,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 10,824,000 10,824,000 0
Patrol Activities
General Fund 421,930,000 421,930,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 65,500,000 6,500,000 (59,000,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 77,932,000 86,907,000 8,975,000
Technical Police Services
General Fund 39,728,000 39,728,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 8,638,000 9,638,000 1,000,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 34,600,000 34,600,000 0
Total 878,157,000 829,132,000 (49,025,000)

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 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 193,501,000 0 181,891,000 0
Patrol Activities 411,204,000 0 378,681,000 0
Technical Police Services 27,274,000 0 23,214,000 0
Total 646,465,000 0 597,823,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 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 11,610,000 0
Patrol Activities 0 0 32,523,000 0
Technical Police Services 1,695,000 0 2,365,000 0
Total 1,729,000 0 46,913,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 478,000 0 33,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 9,532,000 0 1,548,000 0
Patrol Activities 10,726,000 0 1,241,000 0
Technical Police Services 12,454,000 0 5,183,000 0
Total 33,190,000 0 8,005,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 20,000 0 425,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 474,000 0 7,458,000 0
Patrol Activities 1,527,000 0 7,302,000 0
Technical Police Services 579,000 0 6,280,000 0
Total 2,600,000 0 21,465,000 0
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
Criminal Investigation Activities 52,000 0
Patrol Activities 656,000 0
Technical Police Services 412,000 0
Total 1,120,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 308,000 0 0 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 11,524,000 0 5,695,000 0
Patrol Activities 93,407,000 (50,025,000) 47,652,000 4,460,000
Technical Police Services 44,238,000 1,000,000 7,045,000 150,000
Total 149,477,000 (49,025,000) 60,392,000 4,610,000
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2020 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Administration 308,000 0
Criminal Investigation Activities 5,829,000 0
Patrol Activities 45,755,000 (54,485,000)
Technical Police Services 37,193,000 850,000
Total 89,085,000 (53,635,000)

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2019
Recommended
FY 2020
Change Reappropriations
FY 2020
Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Capital Projects Fund 8,000,000 8,000,000 0 0
IT Initiative Program
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 0 0 0 10,000,000
Law Enforcement
Equitable Sharing-DSP Justice 30,000,000 30,000,000 0 0
Equitable Sharing-DSP Treasury 30,000,000 30,000,000 0 0
Maintenance and Improvement of Existing Facilities
Capital Projects Fund 42,500,000 47,500,000 5,000,000 56,428,000
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 6,000,000 6,000,000 0 19,203,000
New Facilities
Capital Projects Fund 0 6,000,000 6,000,000 0
Capital Projects Fund - Authority Bonds 0 0 0 1,304,000
Total 116,500,000 127,500,000 11,000,000 86,935,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 1/15/2019

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