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NYC CORRECTION DEPARTMENT BEING UPGRADED TO POLICE OFFICER STATUS

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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
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S. 3304 A. 6104

2007-2008 Regular Sessions

S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

March 2, 2007
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IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. MALTESE -- read twice and ordered print-
ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. SEMINERIO -- read once and
referred to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to granting
police officer status to members of the uniformed correction force of
the New York city department of correction

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

1 Section 1. Subdivision 34 of section 1.20 of the criminal procedure
2 law is amended by adding a new paragraph (w) to read as follows:
3 (W) THE MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED CORRECTION FORCE OF THE NEW YORK CITY
4 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.
5 S 2. Subdivision 25 of section 2.10 of the criminal procedure law, as
6 added by chapter 843 of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as follows:
7 25. Officials, as designated by the commissioner of the department of
8 correctional services pursuant to rules of the department, and
9 correction officers of any state correctional facility or of any penal
10 correctional institution EXCEPT FOR CORRECTION OFFICERS OF THE NEW YORK
11 CITY DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION.
12 S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
{ } is old law to be omitted.
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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

I think you may have read the informaton wrong. The bill is still refered to the codes committee. In order for this bill to become law, it must firstpass the State Assemby and then the Senate. Then it must be signed by the Governor. Only then will this bill become law. The NYS Court Officers Bill requesting police status has been signed into law by the Governor. As of yet, Correction Officers have peace officer status and not police status.


This Bill would not only truely benefit the Department of Correction, by gaining federal funded dollars needed in the state and the city. This would help improve the professional demenor of the Correction Officers as well. I hope this bill would pass and the Correction Department would become a more repsected and valued law enforcement agency in New York City.


 

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I too hope this bill passes. I have asked many of my family members and friends to write their elected representatives re. this bill. There are many of us who may not stay the entire twenty and/or wish to pursue other law enforcement interests. For us, this status would be a great feather in our cap and bolster our resume considerably.


Take care and stay safe.

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A correction officer is a correction officer.  If they want to be police officers they should take the exam and become police officers.  I fully respect the job they do but it's apples and oranges.  They have to stop trying to hand out the title of "police officer" to anyone who wants it.

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In this day and age it's unfortunate "CopsCop" that the title of "police office" that you arrogantly hold in such high regard doesnt bear NEARLY as much respect or authority as it used to or you make think.  As the Daughter and sister of NYPD officers and wife of NYS court officer, you are all in the same boat only driven by different agencies.  You all go through the same training and have the same power w/slight differences. 


Hopefully it will pass for the benefit it will bring but to be honest, w/all the headlines NYPD is making, I'd rather be a Court Officer.