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SUNY cops could police state parks in summer

By Lombardo David
Monday, February 4, 2013

A state efficiency commission will suggest considering the deployment of State University of New York police officers to state parks in the summer, according to a commission member.

Democratic Assemblyman Steve Englebright, who serves on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Spending and Government Efficiency Commission, said in budget hearing on Monday that the commission will release a report this week proposing SUNY officers be redeployed in the summer. He said the shift of resources, which he supports, makes sense considering the policing needs of the state parks and the state colleges make the timing fit.

There is no information on the SAGE website about this proposal.

Englebright also said he was pleased with the commission's recommendation not to merge the state's parks department with the state's Department of Environmental Conservation.

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