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New York State Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

NYSCOPBA represents over 26,000 New York State employees and retirees from the Security Services Unit. Our Union was formed in May 1998 and since that time has provided superior representation to our membership under the independent and democratic model. Our Mission continued...

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Orleans 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $6,500 For Crossroads House

Free school supplies and backpacks available for Albany children

RELEASE- Batavia, NY - Officers from the Orleans Correctional Facility held their 3rd annual charity golf tournament July 20th at the Chestnut Hill Country Club.

This year the charity tournament benefited the Crossroads House in Batavia. The Crossroads House is a comfort care house for the dying. The 24 hour care giving home serves the communities of Genesee and Wyoming Counties at no costs to the patients or family.

The golf tournament, which had 142 golfers, and numerous volunteers, raised $6500 for the Crossroads House. Fellow officers and civilian staff from Orleans organized the tournament and were supported by local businesses in the area that donated raffle items and sponsored tee signs. Numerous members from Attica, Gowanda and Wende Correctional Facilities supported and attended as well. Full Text - Orleans Hub

There will be a backpack giveaway for over 500 pre-registered children at the Capital City Rescue Mission's backyard. Stewart's Shops and NYSCOPBA are providing the backpacks and school supplies for the children. The event is rain or shine Thursday evening and hot dogs and chips will be provided for children. News 10
Free School Supplies

Orleans sector donates $500

Off-duty corrections officer scares off thugs who stabbed worker in Brooklyn tire shop

Orleans sector donates $500

NYSCOPBA Orleans sector donated $500 to the Kinights-Kaderli Memorial Fund. The charity provides financial support for cancer patients and their families living in Orleans County. The financial assistance assists families with nutritional supplements and prescriptions, as well as medical supplies. Pictured in the photo from left to right are: Kenny Gold,Matt Lamar, Mary Zelazny and Craig Stalker

Off-duty corrections officer scares off thugs who stabbed worker in Brooklyn tire shop

The 18-year-old worker was attacked as he changied a tire in front of Monday Tire Shop on East New York Ave. at Schenectady Ave. in Crown Heights on Monday evening, according to cops. Story

Sgt. Ken Rain Memorial Ride

NYS Honor Guard in Jacksonville,Fl- CPOF 20

 Memorial Ride NYS Honor Guard

Ride for Liam

Lap 4 Life

 Ride for Liam Lap 4 Life

NYSCOPBA Donates Bicycle Helmets

2015 Valor Award

NYSCOPBA donated 20 bicycle helmets in conjunction with the Evans Mills Speedway in Evans Mills, NY. The Kids Club program at the speedway, which supports community children, gives away a bicycle to a local child
on race night. On May 16th retired correction officer Randy Brunelle presented a local child with his new bike and NYSCOPBA bicycle helmet. Great example on how NYSCOPBA continues to support local communities.
Valor Award
Dan Craver was working his post in the State Capital when a person came in and said someone had fallen outside. Dan went out to check on the person, who was face down on the concrete and bleeding with no pulse. Dan then radioed for an AED and started CPR until the Albany Fire Department arrived and the patient was transported to AMC. NYSCOPBA recognizes Dan Craver for this selfless and brave act.

Central NY Ride for Missing & Exploited Children

Police Unity Tour

Central NY Ride
This marks NYSCOPBA's 10th year as a sponsor for the Central New York Ride for Missing & Exploited Children. NYSCOPBA Central Region along with Marcy, MidState and Mohawk CF donated $3000, as well as having riders, CO Mark Stappenbeck, CO Don Slawson, CO Paul Shulz and CO Brian Campbell take part in this years' 100 mile event to help raise child safety and abduction prevention education. 5/20/15
Hudson Valley Knights
The 2015 Police Unity Tour left Bloomfield, NJ on May 9th for a 320 mile bicycle ride and arrived at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC on May 12th. This year Officer Jeffrey Erns from Geen Haven Correctional Facility participated in this event raising $2000.00. Great job Jeff!

Armed Forces Day

Hudson Valley Knights

Attica Honor Guard
The Attica Prison Honor Guard and Color Guard presented the colors and fired a ceremonial three gun volley salute on May 16th at the public unveiling of the Veterans Monument in the Town of Albion on Armed Forces Day.
Hudson Valley Knights
NYSCOPBA was proud to sponsor the 11th grade Hudson Valley Knight's girls basketball team. The team is currently 15-1, winning two competitive tournaments in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Darren Clay, a correction officer at Green Haven and his wife run the highly successful basketball organization which has served as a springboard for many players onto the college level. Great job Darren!

Clinton CF

2015 Youth of the Year

Troop 49
Clinton's Sector Steward John Roberts presents a $500 check to Troop 49 of Peru.
Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year finalists with the judges at the Albany Hilton.

Elmira Correctional Facility Employee Memorial

NY makes a plan to keep our prisons safe

 Elmira MemorialGov Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, meets with CO's at Greene Correctional Facility.

Central Regions NYSCOPBA Members 15th Annual America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk

The Sing Sing Color Guard posted colors in the New York State Senate chambers on May 5, 2015

Central Region Supports Americas Greatest Heart Run and Walk

The Central Region (Mid-State, Marcy and Mohawk CF's) has supported America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk for the past 15 years. On March 7, 2015 over 30 NYSCOPBA Volunteers assisted in various details to make this event a success. The event raised a total of $1,083,187.

sing sing color guard

The Sing Sing Color Guard posted colors in the New York State Senate chambers on May 5, 2015 as a guest of Senator Carlucci during National Correctional Officers Week. From left to right: Shawn Magby, Edward M. Noriega, Michael Greco, Jason Ziolkowski - Legislative Chairman, David Carlucci - NYS Senator, Ruben Gardiner, Gina Shibah, Anthony Casellas, Michael Jaco


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