Historical Photos- NY State Park Police
The New York State Park Police began as a patrol force in 1885 at Niagara Falls State Park, the oldest state park in the country. As the State Park system grew, so did the need for police services, and by 1973 State Park Police officers were on patrol in every park region across New York.

Today, New York State Park Police continue to provide police services consistent with State Parks' mission: to provide safe and enjoyable recreational opportunities for New York State residents and visitors. The Park Police operate in a wide variety of locations - from crowded urban areas within New York City as well as popular ocean beaches to vast natural areas and areas of rugged terrain.
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