New York State Police called to action in New York City
The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. is proud of the work its members are doing to help their brother and sister police officers, firefighters and rescue workers in New York City in the wake of the terrorist attacks.
About 500 New York State Troopers and 100 Investigators were initially sent to a command post in Newburgh, where they were then deployed in New York City where needed.
Troopers are assisting with traffic control and emergency operations. State Police members on the Mobile Response Team will help in rescue and recovery efforts, the scuba team will assist in the inspection of docks and surrounding waters, the K-9 unit is providing cadaver dogs and bomb dogs where needed, and the aviation unit is transporting medical supplies and is able to assist with emergency medical flights.
In addition, Troopers across the state have been placed on 12-hour shifts and are ready to assist whenever they are needed.
The Police Benevolent Association represents uniformed members of the New York Stat Police from the rank of Trooper through the rank of Major.