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New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation State Park Police Manual of Conduct - Standard Operating Procedures

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of the official manual of the State Park Police. The manual details policies and procedures ranging from how to compile and submit various types of reports to pursuit and arrest procedures. Although a unit of the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the State Park Police are a fully accredited law enforcement agency. The agency's responsibilities extend outside park boundaries and encompass cooperation with both the State Police and county and municipal law enforcement agencies.
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0.1 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1975-2005
Series Number:
21579

Administrative History

The State Park Police were established in 1925 as a unit of the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and are a fully accredited law enforcement agency. Their responsibilities now extend outside park boundaries and they work with both the State Police and county and municipal law enforcement agencies. They are headquartered in the Empire State Plaza and maintain eleven regional headquarters. They also operate a training academy at Oswego.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the official manual of the State Park Police. The manual contains detailed descriptions of the State Park Police's policies and procedures ranging from how to compile and submit various types of reports to pursuit and arrest procedures.

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Series 21673 Procedures, 2000-2005, contains State Park Police directives ranging from routine to very significant.

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