New York State’s Public Safety page primarily represents two agencies tasked with reducing crime, improving safety and helping crime victims.
New York is the safest large state in the country, a standing that can be attributed to the work of public safety and criminal justice professionals and policy makers at all level of government, including those who work for New York State.
This Facebook page primarily highlights the work of two state agencies: the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS, online at www.criminaljustice.ny.gov) and the Office of Victim Services (OVS, online at www.ovs.ny.gov).
Also shared on this Facebook page are missing child, missing college student, or missing vulnerable adult alerts, which are activated by the New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse is part of DCJS. In addition, DCJS administers the state’s Sex Offender Registry. Information about the Registry can be accessed through this page by clicking the “Locate Sex Offenders” link.
The page also features news and information from other state public safety agencies: the New York State Police (www.troopers.ny.gov), Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (www.doccs.ny.gov), Division of Military and Naval Affairs (www.dmna.ny.gov), Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (www.dhses.ny.gov), Commission of Correction (www.scoc.ny.gov), and Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (www.opdv.ny.gov).