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March 09, 2017
State Police Law Enforcement Training to Combat Hate Crimes in New York

"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the State Police completed its New York State Hate Crimes Investigation School at the State Police Academy in Albany. Over the course of four days, more than 120 members of state, county, and local law enforcement agencies – along with District Attorneys’ staff – attended the State Police-sponsored training. The event provided an opportunity for members to receive training in identifying and investigating hate crimes in New York State, evidence procedures, available resources, along with tips on how to combat these type of activities in their communities." , as reported by the NYS Governor's Office.

" 'New York has zero tolerance for bias or discrimination, and this action will help ensure state and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors receive the latest training and most up-to-date information to aid in the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes,' said Governor Cuomo. 'Make no mistake: these are heinous and reprehensible acts that go against everything New York stands for. Those who commit these crimes will be caught and will be prosecuted.' "

"During the trainings, which took place from Monday, March 6 through today, participants heard from representatives of law enforcement that are experienced in investigating these types of crimes, as well as associated legal experts. The training included a presentation on Computer Assisted Investigations by a member of the State Police Computer Crimes Unit. The State Police have resources to investigate internet-based threats, including those made on social media. Additional presenters included staff from the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District, the FBI, and the Anti-Defamation League."

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