State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association Inc.


1971 Western Avenue, PMB 104

Albany, NY  12203

(518) 456-0704

FAX (518) 456-0561


Our Mission:

The State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association is committed to the development and implementation of quality training for all of its members and others in the field of juvenile justice. Through this training, law enforcement and other juvenile justice and human services professionals will ensure that our communities remain safe and that our young people have the opportunity to develop into successful and productive citizens of every corner of New York State.


What We Do

The SNYPJOA conducts ongoing training throughout New York State training police officers and juvenile justice professionals in the area of child safety, juvenile law enforcement, and advocacy and support for families.  We are the only organization that offers the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) Certified Basic and Advanced Juvenile Officers Courses.  Additioally, we routinely offer DCJS Certified School Resource Officer and Advance School Resource Officer Training Courses, as well as training in Interview and Interrogation and Child Sexual Abuse Investiagations.  We also offer a series of seminars on gangs and other topicss that address the current trends and issues impacting young people throughout the state.  Sponsoring high quality training is a large focus of the SNYPJOA


The SNYPJOA believes that it is imperative to work collaboratively with other agencies in the accomplishment of our mission.  Our Organization maintains close working relationships with DCJS, OCFS, the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Youth Bureaus of New York State, NYS Women in Law Enforcement, and many other community organizations.  Cooperation among agencies in the juvenile Justice system allows us to pool resources and to improve services and ensures consistency of practice.


From the Executive Director:

The State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association (S.N.Y.P.J.O.A.) was established in 1975 as an educational and training organization. Its membership is comprised of police juvenile officers, School Resource Officers and D.A.R.E. officers, school personnel, social and youth bureau workers, and other juvenile justice professionals. The S.N.Y.P.J.O.A. is a recognized leader in New York State for developing and implementing curriculum for the certification of police juvenile services with a special focus on crimes committed either by or against children.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to extend an invitation to you to become a member of this nationally acclaimed training organization and to participate in our free training that is offered each year throughout New York State.

‚Äč Brian K Forte

 Executive Director


SNYPJOA Executive Board

Executive Director -  Brian K Forte

Training Director - C. Edward Schmidt

President - Robert Monaco 

Vice President - Michael McCarthy

Secretary - Michael Whiteley

Treasurer - Anthony Vacca

Chaplin -  Rev. Anthony Evans

Consultants - Liz Frank, Keith Zobell, Cindi DIaz

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