About the Police Conference of New York

The PCNY…

  • was established in 1925 and has grown to a membership of 230 locals (cities, towns, villages, counties, state) 8 regional conferences and one retired association, with a total PCNY membership of over 25,000
     
  • is recognized by key state elected officials and agency department heads as the preeminent professional police union in New York State.  This prestige and status is translated into credibility and all levels of government.
     
  • has supported, and requested input on legislation that pertains to protecting not only law enforcement but the citizens of the state.
     
  • has been the long-time innovator in developing a legislative program designed to better the living and working conditions of police officers.  Our impact has been felt in everything from pensions through binding arbitration, penal and criminal law changes.
     
  • has proposed and supported legislation to make it tough on criminals and opposed any legislation that would weaken the State’s criminal justice system, with the interest of the police officer and the citizens of New York State always in mind.
     
  • locals are automatically voting members of the Executive Committee, the policy-making body of the organization.  Monthly meetings of the Executive Committee are held in Albany, except during the summer and annual Convention/Training Session sites.
     
  • provides to the local units comparisons of collective bargaining benefits such as salaries, holidays, longevity, which can be based on population, municipalities, size of department, etc.
     
  • provides seminars on various topics, such as collective bargaining, disability retirement, discipline, media training.


Why PCNY

Every PBA president whose local is affiliated with the PCNY is automatically a voting member of the Executive Committee, the policy-making body of the organization.  Monthly meetings of the Executive Committee are held in Albany, except during the summer and annual Convention sites.

The PCNY was established in 1925 and is recognized by key state elected officials and agency department heads as the preeminent professional police union in New York State.  This prestige and status is translated into a credibility at all levels of government that is utilized on behalf of our members.

We have been the long-time innovator in developing a legislative program designed to better the living and working conditions of police officers.  Our impact has been felt in everything from pensions through binding arbitration, penal and criminal law changes.

The proposal and support of favorable legislation and strong opposition to legislation detrimental to the interest of the Police Officer and contrary to the good of the public is an ongoing concept of the PCNY.

Our life insurance, dental and optical plans for our members are considered by experts in this field to be among the very best that are available.

There is no membership cost to individual members and the dues structure is tailored to provide a reasonable assessment for each local.

The PCNY has its own website (www.pcny.org).  Our website is for the Presidents and members of each Association as well as the general public.  Besides the general public, there is a specific login site for Presidents and members.  These website pages provide informative and helpful information such as legislation, benefits, options, etc.

A series of seminars is held on all aspects of contract negotiating that gives up-to-date training, background, and experience to PBA personnel on this crucial matter.

A weighted voting policy insures that each local, regardless of size, will have a meaningful representation on voting matters.

A readily available panel of recognized experts, who are members of the PCNY, is available to PBA’s to serve as their representative on arbitration panels.

Every legislative office in Albany and every state agency or department that impacts in any way on the professional police officer is targeted for an effective liaison program by our Board of Officers, from the Governor’s office on down.



Members in Action

PCNY 2015 Metal of Valor Award Presented to Suffolk Co. Police Officer Mark Collins



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2014 Life Saving Award presented to Nassau County Det. John McGee



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PCNY News

2016 PCNY REGISTRATION FORM

ATTACHED ARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION

Legislative Update 2015

Legislative Update 2015

NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption

Application

Suspending Statute of Limitations

Suspending Statutue of Limitations

Violence Declines across United States, but not against Police

Violence Declines across United States, but not against Police

Board of Officers

Richard Wells

President


Dixon A. Palmer

1st Vice President


Edward W. Guzdek, Jr.

2nd Vice President


Robert Pedley

Sgt.-at-Arms


Michael Digiovanni

Treasurer


Thomas Mungeer

Recording Secretary


James B. Tuttle

Counsel