State of New York Police Juvenile Officers Association Inc.

New York's Juvenile Officer and School Resource Officers Association

1971 Western Avenue, PMB 104

Albany, NY  12203

(518) 456-0704

FAX (518) 456-0561



Michael Whiteley

Bethlehem Police Department

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Presidents Message:

Hello and welcome to the SNYPJOA.  My name is Michael Whiteley and I am a Detective with the Bethlehem Police Department.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your 43nd President of this association.   The SNYPJOA is committed to providing the very best training and service to our members. I encourage all Law Enforcement, Educators, and anyone involved with juvenile justice to join our organization and attend our training's.  We have been preparing for Raise the Age since the legislation was passed.  We are confident that we have provided our members with the most comprehensive information to ensure a smooth transition on October 1, 2018.  We are also very honored to hear from so many agencies across the state who are looking for a School Resource Officer course.  We are committed to providing these courses with the most up to date curriculum taught by highly qualified instructors in New York State.  Please feel free to contact, our Board Members or your Regional Representative with any questions, concerns or comments that you may have.  Links to our email address are on our pages.  

Thank you and be safe.

Presidents Corner:

Bethlehem is a town which borders the City of Albany to the south and west.  I have been assigned to our Family Services Unit since 2006 and I am currently the SRO for the Bethlehem Middle School. I received my SRO certification at the SNYPJOA conference in 2005.  Since then I have also received my Juvenile Officer, Advanced SRO and Advanced Juvenile Officer certification.  I have a strong background in Juvenile Justice dating back to before my Law Enforcement career.  Before becoming a police officer I was a Probation Officer with Albany County in the Juvenile Supervision Unit. I have taught Juvenile Law at the Peace Officer training at the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy and the New York State Park Police Academy as well as many different topics in the courses offered at our conference. 

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