State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association

Est. 1975

The State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association is a training and advocacy organization comprised primarily of police officers and other professionals specialized in the field of juvenile justice and prevention.


In The News: 


  Being held at the Lake Front Ramada Inn   Geneva NY

  August 28th - September 1st, 2017

Conference Information and On line Registration

Breaking News

New York State Legislature approved     Raise the Age!

      April 10, 2017


The New York State Legislature has passed the FY2018 budget and with its passage, they have adopted a policy to change the age of criminal responsiblity in NY from 16 to 18.  These changes will affect the way the the members of the SNYPJOA will do the high quaility work that we have been conducting for many years in NYS.  OUr association is preparing changes to all of the ciriculmn and education of our members to adapt to the new laws and rules governing the policing of children in NYS.  The following link provides some information to NYS Raise the Age agenda. .Raise The Age

The SNYPJOA will be addressing Raise the Age Legislation in a presentation by our own Counsel, Assistant County Attorney Victor Civitello, who will provide a 4 hour in depth explanation and changes to juvenile law enforcement and prosecution for the new age of criminal responsibility in New York State.


NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

June 29, 2017


Sent on behalf of Michael C. Green, Executive Deputy Commissioner


         The Division of Criminal Justice Services is inviting nominations for the 2016 Governor's Police Officer of the Year Award. This award will be presented to a sworn police officer(s) as defined in NYS CPL ยง1.20(34) in recognition of an act(s) of conspicuous bravery and valor performed during calendar year 2016. The decision will be made by a Selection Committee comprised of the following members:

  • Commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services

  • Superintendent, New York State Police
  • Executive Director, NYS Assocation of Chiefs of Police
  • Counsel and Executive Director, NYS Sheriffs' Association
  • President, Police Conference of New York
  • President, NYS Association of PBA
  • President, Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York


          Each agency is limited to one nomination per calendar year. Nomination is defined as one officer, one event; or one officer, multiple events; or multiple officers, one event. Therefore, each agency should carefully screen its acts of exceptional valor and submit the one which best exemplifies the spirit of this award. Please submit your nomination using the enclosed form and return it to the following address no later than July 31, 2017.

 NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services

Office of Public Safety

Alfred E. Smith Building, 3rd Floor 
80 S. Swan Street

Albany, NY 12210

 Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact David Mahany, at

(518) 485-7644 or at . Thank you.

 Enclosures:       Nomination Form/Nomination Standards and Procedures/Nomination Memo

POYA Nomination Standards and Procedures (1).pdf

POYA Nomination Form.pdf

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We are a non profit 501(c)3 who relies on members and donations to help us keep providing state of the art training to Juvenile Justice Professionals all over New York State.

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What We Do

The SNYPJOA conducts ongoing training throughout New York State.  We are a 501(c)3 not for profit training organization with it mission to provide Juvenile Justice Professionals the skills and education to assist them in providing the Youth of NYS.



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Being a member of the SNYPJOA gives you access and connections to some of the best Juvenile Police Professionals anywhere.  Our programs provide some of the best training for Police Juvenile  Officers, School Resource Officers and Juvenile Justice Professionals in the State of New York.  Our programs are written and certified by NYS DCJS  Join to today to get membership benefits and up to date information.


State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association

1971 Western Avenue, PMB 104

Albany, NY   12203

(518) 456-0704

FAX (518) 456-0561

The SNYPJOA is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization

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