N.Y. Executive Law Section 223
Duties and powers of the superintendent of state police and of members of the state police


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It shall be the duty of the superintendent of the state police and of members of the state police to prevent and detect crime and apprehend criminals. They shall also be subject to the call of the governor and are empowered to co-operate with any other department of the state or with local authorities. They shall also collect and analyze information relating to prevention and detection of terrorist threats and terrorist activities throughout the state and share all such information subject to paragraph (g) of subdivision two of § 709 (Division of homeland security and emergency services)section seven hundred nine of this chapter among the division of homeland security and emergency services, and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the coordination of appropriate intelligence to assist in the early identification of and response to potential terrorist threats and terrorist activities. They shall have power to arrest, without a warrant, any person committing or attempting to commit within their presence or view a breach of the peace or other violation of law, to serve and execute warrants of arrest or search issued by proper authority and to exercise all other powers of police officers of the state of New York. Any such warrants issued by any magistrate of the state may be executed by them in any part of the state according to the tenor thereof without indorsement. But they shall not exercise their powers within the limits of any city to suppress rioting and disorder except by direction of the governor or upon the request of the mayor of the city with the approval of the governor. Any member of the rank of sergeant or above may take pre-arraignment bail from any defendant in the amounts and under the circumstances and conditions that police may take bail.

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The superintendent may, by written order, designate a police officer, as defined in paragraph (b), (c) or (d) of subdivision thirty-four of section 1.20 of the criminal procedure law, to assist members of the state police in order to more effectively address the detection of crime and apprehension of criminals within the state and its localities. Police officers so designated, while actively working in conjunction with members of the state police either directly or as part of a specific task force, shall be paid by and remain employees of their particular county, city, town or village, but shall for purposes of the criminal procedure law, have their geographic area of employment deemed to be New York state. * NB Effective until September 1, 2025 * § 223. Duties and powers of the superintendent of state police and of members of the state police. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of the state police and of members of the state police to prevent and detect crime and apprehend criminals. They shall also be subject to the call of the governor and are empowered to co-operate with any other department of the state or with local authorities. They shall also collect and analyze information relating to prevention and detection of terrorist threats and terrorist activities throughout the state and share all such information subject to paragraph (g) of subdivision two of § 709 (Division of homeland security and emergency services)section seven hundred nine of this chapter among the division of homeland security and emergency services and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the coordination of appropriate intelligence to assist in the early identification of and response to potential terrorist threats and terrorist activities. They shall have power to arrest, without a warrant, any person committing or attempting to commit within their presence or view a breach of the peace or other violation of law, to serve and execute warrants of arrest or search issued by proper authority and to exercise all other powers of police officers of the state of New York. Any such warrants issued by any magistrate of the state may be executed by them in any part of the state according to the tenor thereof without indorsement. But they shall not exercise their powers within the limits of any city to suppress rioting and disorder except by direction of the governor or upon the request of the mayor of the city with the approval of the governor. Any member of the rank of sergeant or above may take pre-arraignment bail from any defendant in the amounts and under the circumstances and conditions that police may take bail. * NB Effective September 1, 2025

Source: Section 223 — Duties and powers of the superintendent of state police and of members of the state police, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EXC/223 (updated May 12, 2023; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

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Division of state police
211
Employees
212
Equipment
213
Acquisition of real property
214
Establishment of training school
214‑A
Child abuse prevention
214‑B
Family offense intervention
214‑C
Elder abuse awareness
214‑D
Human trafficking awareness
214‑E
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and retraining
214‑F
Emergency situations involving people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities
214‑G
Opioid antagonist awareness
214‑H
Extreme risk protection orders
214‑H*2
Model law enforcement death notification policy
215
Organization
216
Bureau of criminal investigation
216‑A
Scientific crime detection laboratory
216‑B
Salary increments
216‑C
Holiday compensation
216‑D
Consumer product protection
217
Communication
218
Installation, operation and maintenance of basic system
219
Availability
220
Orders, rules or regulations
221
System of criminal justice information
221‑A
Computer system to carry information of orders of protection and warrants of arrest
221‑B
Reporting to New York state violent crimes analysis program
221‑C
Statewide repository of data relating to unlawful methamphetamine laboratories
221‑D
Discovery of an unlawful methamphetamine laboratory
222
Radio communication system
223
Duties and powers of the superintendent of state police and of members of the state police
224
Verification of complaint
225
Enforcement of conservation law
225‑A
Lost and found property
226
Employment of state police in towns, villages, police districts
227
Disability benefits
227‑A
Death benefits
228
National instant criminal background checks
229
Retirement for cause
230
Gun trafficking interdiction program
231
Uniform identification cards for retired police officers
232
Sexual assault victims unit
233
Municipal gun buyback program
234
New York state police body-worn cameras program
235
Firearms safety training, and licensing appeals

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
May 12, 2023

§ 223’s source at nysenate​.gov

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