New York Consolidated Laws, Executive Law - EXC § 216. Bureau of criminal investigation

1. The superintendent may continue, within the New York state police, a bureau of criminal investigation and assign to it members of the New York state police in such numbers and appoint to it such investigative specialists in such numbers as may be required for the purpose of preventing, investigating and detecting violations of the criminal laws of the state, and conducting such other investigations as may be provided for by law.  Members of the New York state police assigned to the bureau of criminal investigation and investigative specialists appointed to the bureau by the superintendent shall be classified as (a) investigators;  (b) senior investigators;  (c) lieutenants;  (d) captains;  provided, however, that investigative specialists appointed to the bureau of criminal investigation may be appointed as investigators or senior investigators at salaries to be determined by the superintendent with the approval of the director of the budget within the range from minimum to maximum provided for in this section for the positions to which appointments are made.  Investigative specialists appointed to the bureau of criminal investigation shall be deemed to be members of the New York state police upon the filing by them of the constitutional oath of office, but shall not be eligible for transfer to the uniform force unless otherwise qualified under section two hundred fifteen of this article.  The superintendent may employ, from time to time, within the appropriation, such skilled experts, scientists, technicians or other specially qualified persons as he deems necessary to aid the bureau and the New York state police in preventing or detecting crime, apprehending criminals, or preparing and presenting evidence of violations of the criminal laws of the state.  Upon request of the head of any state department, or of any police agency or of any district attorney within the state, the superintendent may assign to such requesting authority members of the state police attached to the bureau of criminal investigation in such numbers and for such periods of time as he may deem necessary for the purpose of investigating and detecting felonies committed within the state.  Members of the state police assigned or appointed to the bureau of criminal investigation are empowered to cooperate with departments of the United States government in the investigation of violations of the federal laws of the grade of felony within this state.  The superintendent may, from time to time, establish headquarters or stations in such localities of the state as he shall deem most suitable for the efficient operation of the bureau of criminal investigation.

2. (a) There shall be within the bureau of criminal investigation a hate crime task force.  The superintendent shall assign to it such personnel as may be required for the purpose of preventing, investigating, and detecting hate crimes as defined in article four hundred eighty-five and sections 240.30 and 240.31 of the penal law .  When at all possible, the task force members shall assist and support other law enforcement agencies in preventing, investigating, and detecting offenses committed due to a perception or belief regarding the race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual orientation of a person.

(b) The task force shall issue reports and publications, in conjunction with the division of human rights and the division of criminal justice services, in order to inform persons of all available rights and remedies under the penal law as referenced in paragraph (a) of this subdivision, as well as prohibitions against discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, familial status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition status, or marital status as those terms are defined by article fifteen of this chapter.

(c) The first report issued by the hate crimes task force, as required by paragraph (b) of this subdivision, shall be issued within ninety days of the effective date of this subdivision.  Subsequent reports shall be issued annually thereafter.

3. a. Salary schedules for investigators, senior investigators, and investigative specialists in the division of state police.

(1) Effective April first, two thousand fourteen, members assigned to the bureau of criminal investigation and investigative specialists appointed to the bureau by the superintendent, shall receive a basic annual salary pursuant to the following schedule:

Senior

Investigator

Investigator

Nassau and Suffolk

$108,280

$97,796

New York City, Rockland,

Westchester

$107,996

$97,511

Orange, Putnam, Dutchess

$106,909

$96,425

All other locations

$106,707

$96,222

(2) Effective April first, two thousand fifteen, members assigned to the bureau of criminal investigation and investigative specialists appointed to the bureau by the superintendent, shall receive a basic annual salary pursuant to the following schedule:

Senior

Investigator

Investigator

Nassau and Suffolk

$110,446

$99,752

New York City, Rockland,

Westchester

$110,156

$99,461

Orange, Putnam, Dutchess

$109,047

$98,354

All other locations

$108,841

$98,146

(3) Effective April first, two thousand sixteen, members assigned to the bureau of criminal investigation and investigative specialists appointed to the bureau by the superintendent, shall receive a basic annual salary pursuant to the following schedule:

Senior

Investigator

Investigator

Nassau and Suffolk

$112,103

$101,248

New York City, Rockland,

Westchester

$111,808

$100,953

Orange, Putnam, Dutchess

$110,683

$99,829

All other locations

$110,474

$99,618

(4) Effective April first, two thousand seventeen, members assigned to the bureau of criminal investigation and investigative specialists appointed to the bureau by the superintendent, shall receive a basic annual salary pursuant to the following schedule:

Senior

Investigator

Investigator

Nassau and Suffolk

$113,785

$102,767

New York City, Rockland,

Westchester

$113,485

$102,467

Orange, Putnam, Dutchess

$112,343

$101,326

All other locations

$112,131

$101,112

c. Repealed.


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