DEC Division of Law Enforcement Total Reportable Activity by Region

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2 Oct 2017

This quantitative set of numeric values represents the total reportable activity as collected from the sworn Members of the Division of Law Enforcement from each of the 9 regions across New York State.

Tags: law enforcement, environmental enforcement

This dataset has the following 15 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
RegionregionnumberNYS is divided into 9 geographical regions NYS DEC’s Regions • Region 1: (Long Island) Nassau and Suffolk counties; • Region 2: (New York City) Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island; • Region 3: (Lower Hudson Valley) Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties; • Region 4: (Capital Region/Northern Catskills) Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties; • Region 5: (Eastern Adirondacks/Lake Champlain) Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties; • Region 6: (Western Adirondacks/Eastern Lake Ontario) Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence counties; • Region 7: (Central New York) Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins counties; • Region 8: (Western Finger Lakes) Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties; • Region 9: (Western New York) Allegany, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties. A map of NYSDEC regions can be found on NYSDEC’s website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/about/50230.html.
MonthmonthnumberNumeric value of calendar month in which the action was taken. 1 = January...12 = December
YearyearnumberYear in which the action was taken. Four digit format.
ECATsecatsnumberCriminal appearance tickets (ECATs) issued by Environmental Conservation Officers for violations of the Environmental Conservation Law and/or violations of 6NYCRR (Title 6 NY Codes, Rules & Regulations). These violations of law consist of a violation, misdemeanor or felony offense and are adjudicated in criminal court.
ACATsacatsnumberAdministrative notices of violation (ACATs) issued by Environmental Conservation Officers for violations of the Environmental Conservation Law and/or violations of 6NYCRR (Title 6 NY Codes, Rules & Regulations). These notices are handled via Consent Order in conjunction with department program staff for remedial action.
V&Tv_tnumberNumber of tickets written for Vehicle and Traffic Law (V&Ts) violations and other associated rules and regulations.
ATVatvnumberNumber of tickets written specifically for All- Terrain Vehicle (ATVs) law violations (found in the Vehicle & Traffic Law).
SnowmobilesnowmobilenumberNumber of tickets written specifically for Snowmobile law violations (found in the Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Law).
Nav. Lawnav_lawnumberNumber of tickets written specifically for Navigation Law violations.
Penal/Otherpenal_othernumberNumber of tickets written for Penal Law or Other violations such as Tax Law, Agricultural & Markets Law, Transportation Law, and the remaining NYS Consolidated Laws.
TOTstotsnumberNumber of cases that Environmental Conservation Officers have turned over to other agencies (TOTs) for enforcement and further prosecution.
CFScfsnumberRequest for an ECO to respond and handle or investigate a situation involving a member of the public, another agency or a program within the Department. Calls for Service (CFSs) are recorded by our Dispatch Center and will have a tracking number. CFS may include, allegations of illegal activity, nuisance wildlife complaints, request for assistance by another agency, spill responses, etc.
WarrantswarrantsnumberA search warrant or arrest warrant executed by an Environmental Conservation Officer.
OutreachoutreachnumberA public speaking engagement by an Environmental Conservation Officer such as: public presentation at an organized group meeting, Sportsman’s Education course, or an official function where an officer participates in a meaningful way. Part of the mission statement for the Division of Law Enforcement is educating the public. Outreach is a platform to educate people on appropriate conduct during sportsmen’s activities in the interest of preventing potential wrongdoing in the future.
WarningswarningsnumberNumber of instances where warnings rather than tickets were issued in the interest of justice.