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New York State Office of Mental Health Police
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New York State Office of Mental Health Police patch
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of New York, USA
Size 54,555 square miles (141,300 km2)
Population 19,297,729
Legal jurisdiction New York
General nature
Operational structure
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The New York State Office of Mental Health Police (OMH Police) is a law enforcement agency that provides safety and security services to the New York State Office of Mental Health (within the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene).

History[edit]

The New York State Office of Mental Health Police was created through New York State Mental Hygiene Law to secure the grounds and buildings of the Office of Mental Health as well as to transport Office of Mental Health patients to and from court and other OMH facilities.[1]

Ranks[edit]

The Safety and Security titles are separated into three separate ranks: Chief, Sergeant, and Officer. Promotional exams are routinely given to obtain promotional opportunities.

Safety and Security Officers[edit]

OMH safety and security officers have New York State peace officer status which is granted under the Mental Hygiene Law (section 7.25), Public Health Law (section 455), and Criminal Procedure Law (section 2.10-12).[2]

The Office of Mental Health uses the "Safety and Security Officer" title for its OMH police officers.[3]

Officers are authorized to issue summonses and can affect an arrest. Some of the duties performed by officers include, but are not limited to, enforcing state and local laws, apprehending absconded patients, filling out motor vehicle accident reports and performing motor vehicle accident investigations within state grounds. Officers also are responsible for conducting fire service procedures which include conducting fire drills, fire extinguisher inspections, and building inspections.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 New York Code - Safety.". JustiaUS Law.com. Justia. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "New York Criminal Procedure Law - ARTICLE 2". New York State Law. NY Criminal Procedure Law. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Safety and Security Officer 1 / Safety and Security Officer Trainee Hiring Form". Omh.state.ny.us. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 

External links[edit]


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