New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Police

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The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Police (OMRDD Police) is a law enforcement agency that provides security services to the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (within the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene).

History[edit]

The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Police was created through New York State Mental Hygiene Law to secure the grounds and buildings of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities as well as to transport Office for People with Developmental Disabilities patients to and from court and other OPWDD facilities.[1]

Safety and Security Officers[edit]

OMRDD safety and security officers have New York State peace officer status which is granted under the Mental Hygiene Law (section 13.25), Public Health Law (section 455), and Criminal Procedure Law (section 2.10-12).[1][2][3]

The NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities uses the "Safety and Security Officer" title for its OMRDD officers.[3]

Officers are authorized to issue summonses and can make 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.[3]

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