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 police and security services to the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

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History

The New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Police was created through New York State Mental Hygiene Law to police 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

OMRDD Police officers have New York State peace officer status which is granted under Mental Hygiene Law (Section 13.25), Public Health Law (Section 455); and New York State 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 Police officers.[3]

Officers are authorized to issue summonses and can affect arrests throughout all of New York State. 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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