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New plan could mean brighter future for New York State Park Police

Mark Mulholland
Created: January 21, 2022 07:55 PM

State Park police officers say an executive order put into place by the Cuomo administration is jeopardizing public safety.

That December 2019 order from the governor put Park Police in limbo, with no transfers, no promotions and no new hires, which rank and file members say puts the public in danger.

New York Park Police Patrol the state's parks - Grafton Lakes, Moreau, Niagara Falls and Saratoga to name a few. At SPAC, they're the primary agency for policing all the big concerts.

Since 2019, their numbers are dwindling because there have been no new academies held to train new officers. Because there have been no promotions or transfers, officers are leaving for other agencies.

However, something changed on Friday.

Learn why a new memo sent by Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid could be just what everyone's been waiting for, by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.


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