State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association

New York's Juvenile Officer and School Resource 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.


The SNYPJOA in cooperation with NYS DCJS are proud to announce SRO courses that will be held during the winter. These courses are funded through DCJS and made availible to officers for free. 

Attached is the training announcement and registration site.  

Basic SRO Capital District - Schenectady County - January 28th - February 1st, 2019 

Basic SRO  Long Island  - Suffolk County -  February 11th - 15th, 2019

Basic SRO Western NY - Erie County - March 25th -  29th, 2019

SRO Course Announcement 2019.pdf

SNYPJOA Glock Fundraiser Raffle

Matt Erwin of Syracuse PD is the winner of the Glock Raffle Fundraiser. 

Thank you to all that supported the SNYPJOA.

Matt is shown here with Executive Director Brian Forte and President Michael Whiteley.

 2019 State of New York Police Juvenile Officers and School Resource Officers Conference

Fort William Henry Conference Center

Lake George, NY    

August 26th - August 30th, 2019

Reservations for Hotel only to be made with Hotel Reservation form faxed, emailed, or mailed

Hotel Reservation Form 2019


For more information visit the Conference under Training Section

In NYS the age of Criminal Responsibility will increase along with the laws related to how to handle criminal actions that deals with Juveniles.  The Raise the Age law begins October 1,2018.   We have provided a copy of the DCJS letter which was distributed on September 7th, 2018 along with some guidelines.  We have been also providing information relative to these changes with up to date trainings being conducted at our Annual Conference.  Should you need any further information or request a Raise the Age Training please contact any of the SNYPOJA Board members or our Training Director C. Edward Schmidt at

click here for DCJS Memorandum

9-6-18 FINAL RTA Memo and Chart (1).pdf

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We need your help

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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