UPSEU COPS Division (NY) Holds Annual Law Enforcement Training
Updated On: Apr 07, 2022
With COVID restrictions finally lifted, the UPSEU COPS Division (NY) was once again able to host its annual Law Enforcement Training on March 31, 2022.
The training included of a lineup of outstanding guest speakers, who covered a number of significant topics. Therefore, it was unsurprising, but still wonderful to see, that there was such a strong turnout. The thirty-seven UPSEU members who were in attendance represented thirteen different law enforcement agencies across the state, such as the Police, Sheriff’s Road Patrols, Sheriff’s Correction Officers, and University Public Safety Officers.
The topics addressed and the respective presenters were Retiree Health Insurance presented by Mark Walsh, Esq. of Gleason, Dunn, Walsh and O’Shea; NYS Attorney General Executive Law 70-B presented by Nicholas Evanovich, Esq. from the Law Firm of LaMarche and Safranko; NYS Retirement (Police and Sheriff’s) presented by Joseph Reynolds from the NYS Retirement System; and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, presented by Kim Cardona of the NYS Police.
Herkimer County Corrections Bargaining Unit President, Jeff Fahey, and Cortland Police Benevolent Association Grievance Committee Member attended the training and had this to say, “The training was full of useful information. We would like to thank Kim Cardona for sharing her struggles with PTSD while educating and breaking down the stigmas of a difficult topic. The information presented about the NYS Attorney General’s investigations was very educational and will help our members be prepared and protected.” Tony Natoli, a grievance committee member of the Cortland Police Benevolent Association, echoed these sentiments and said, “This was an extremely valuable training, with topics ranging from PTSD to legal protections with changing laws and the increase in the Attorney General’s role in investigating police. I learned a ton and look forward to attending future UPSEU trainings.
With the event being so positive and so well received, UPSEU is already starting to plan the training for next year and is very much looking forward to expanding it to even more members.