Dear PEF Member,
Senate Bill S.5762 (Robach) / A.7784 (Skoufis), which is a very important item of legislation for PEF and PEF Parole Officers, has now been delivered to the Governor for Executive Action. Once delivered, the Governor has ten (10) days to act by either signing it into law or issuing a veto. That means we only have the same ten (10) days to contact the Governor’s office and make our collective voices heard.
New York State Parole Officers employed in the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision perform hazardous duties on behalf of the people of the state of New York on a daily basis. Parole Officers are at serious risk of being injured in the performance of these duties and should be afforded the same protection against the financial hardship which may result as are available to those individuals employed by municipalities and have similar law enforcement responsibilities. What is even more troubling is that New York State Parole Officers work along side police officers when executing warrants, surveillance of sex offenders, traveling out-of-state for extraditions and conducting home parole visits. In fact, New York State Parole Officers make more felony arrests, on an annual basis, than most seasoned police officers.
Since the 2012 merger with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services, Parole Officers have been forced to work along side New York State Correction Officers yet without the injury protections they enjoy.
You can help PEF by contacting Governor Cuomo’s Office and make your voice heard.
By telephone: 518-474-8390 you will only be asked the bill number, if you support and your zip code and it takes less than a minute.
Whichever way you choose to communicate , please refer to A. 7784 / S.5762
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