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Environmental Conservation Officers

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New York State has about 300 Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) and Investigators (ECIs) who work throughout the state, including New York City. ECOs spend most of their time patrolling within their assigned county.

The assistance of the public is essential to the effective enforcement of state environmental laws and regulations. If you observe someone violating Environmental Conservation Law or see the results of a violation, REPORT IT! Poachers and polluters are thieves, stealing from you, our fellow anglers and future generations. Those who pollute our air or water, destroy our environment, or ignore fish and wildlife laws are criminals.

Contact an Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO)

For general questions, call 1-877-457-5680. You will speak with a dispatcher who will assist you or connect you to an ECO. For best service, let them know the area you are calling from or the area your question is about.

Report All Poachers and Polluters

Call 1-844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267). You will speak to a dispatcher who will assist you in filing a complaint. You may ask to have your name kept confidential, or you may ask to file the complaint without leaving a name (anonymously). Complaints may also be reported online at www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/67751.html.

Complaints are forwarded to an ECO for investigation. The more detailed information you provide, the more likely the violator will be apprehended. Try to remember the “who, what, where, when and how” of the event.

  • Keep a distance from the violator. Do not approach or attempt to confront suspects. They may be dangerous, destroy evidence, or simply evade officers if forewarned.
  • Who did it? Provide names, ages, sex, height, weight, clothing or vehicle descriptions, and other details.
  • What occurred? What exactly do you think is the nature of the violation? Examples — taking over limit of fish, snagging, illegal netting, fishing out of season, trespassing.
  • When did it occur? Provide dates and times. Is it still in progress, ongoing or something yet to happen? Examples — happening right now, happens every Friday night.
  • Where did it occur? Provide street addresses, town/county, name of stream, river or pond, GPS location. Many fishing violations occur on large waterways, so specific locations are valuable. Examples — at the north end of the spillway on Smith Creek dam, near red buoy 32 on Reynolds Channel.
  • How did it occur? What methods or circumstances were used to commit the violations? Provide any other information the ECO may find useful.

Albany

ECO K. Bush (518) 813-6805

ECO K. Garnsey (518) 419-2425

ECO K. Swan (518) 869-5237

Supervisor L. Bobseine (518) 357-2047

Allegany

ECO R. Calanni (585) 403-2437

ECO D. Oliver (607) 590-1135

Supervisor D. Pleakis (716) 851-7006

Bronx

ECO R. Kelley (646) 847-4580

ECO M. Rutherford (845) 260-0084

Supervisor D. Galvin (718) 482-4885

Broome

ECO A. Mccormick (607) 621-3464

ECO A. Rigoli (607) 766-1375

ECO E. Templeton (607) 621-3255

Supervisor K. Warner (315) 426-7431

Cattaraugus

ECO N. Mead (716) 548-1482

ECO R. Nosal (716) 532-0461

ECO J. M. Powers (716) 771-8266

Supervisor D. Pleakis (716) 851-7006

Cayuga

ECO S. Angotti (315) 568-5370

ECO M. Colesante (315) 567-1835

ECO S. Sincebaugh (315) 253-8534

Supervisor D. Mcshane (315) 426-7431

Chautauqua

ECO K. Budniewski (716) 401-1163

ECO D. Dougherty (716) 316-5607

ECO C. Freeman (716) 490-3947

ECO J. Kinney (716) 401-1187

Supervisor C. Lohr (716) 851-7006

Chemung

ECO E. Dalecki (607) 592-2783

ECO J. Lifrieri (607) 644-3815

ECO R. Mcnamara (607) 220-4828

Supervisor M. Lochner (315) 836-6137

Chenango

ECO B. Armstrong (607) 895-6515

ECO K. Markey (607) 749-0163

Supervisor W. Burnell (315) 426-7431

Clinton

ECO B. Buffa (518) 354-0539

ECO M. Lacroix (518) 335-5422

ECO C. Lagree (518) 319-7706

ECO S. Noyes (518) 391-1651

Supervisor M. C. Phelps (518) 897-1326

Columbia

ECO J. Cox (518) 794-8935

ECO J. Davey (518) 414-6083

Supervisor (518) 357-2047

Cortland

ECO M. Burdick (315) 251-0125

Supervisor W. Burnell (315) 426-7431

Delaware

ECO V. Bauer (518) 653-3077

ECO N. Doig (607) 267-5452

ECO G. Wilber Ii i (607) 267-5479

ECO J. Woodin (607) 437-6259

ECO Z. Crain (845) 235-5480

Supervisor K. Beiter (518) 357-2047

Dutchess

ECO R. Hodor Jr . (845) 483-9672

ECO D. Read Ii i (845) 240-6758

Supervisor (845) 256-3013

Erie

ECO C. Gill (716) 908-5051

ECO T. Machnica (716) 262-7411

ECO S. Marshall (716) 537-2464

ECO M. Mazurkiewicz (716) 537-2533

ECO R. Peinkofer (716) 425-8329

ECO A. C. Wilson (716) 675-1095

Supervisor E. Haag (716) 851-7006

Essex

ECO J. Blades (518) 335-5201

ECO M. Goodrich (518) 222-4620

ECO J. Hovey (518) 354-9014

ECO M. Nicols (518) 338-2908

Supervisor M. C. Phelps (518) 897-1326

Franklin

ECO J. Cranker (518) 708-1220

ECO N. Favreau (518) 354-9833

ECO J. Okonuk (518) 319-0064

ECO K. Riggs (518) 335-3558

Supervisor (518) 897-1326

Fulton

ECO J. Hilliard (518) 774-4517

ECO S. Manns (518) 708-1168

Supervisor M. Clemens (518) 897-1326

Genesee

ECO F. Fuerch (585) 245-4975

ECO G. Wilson (585) 683-0773

Supervisor J. Ver Hague (585) 226-6866

Greene

ECO M. Arp (518) 966-5357

ECO S. Dewey (518) 653-3077

ECO A. Glorioso (518) 755-9242

Supervisor K. Beiter (518) 357-2047

Hamilton

ECO P. Buswell (518) 335-5013

ECO K. Kelly (315) 804-9435

ECO S. Pierce (518) 866-4723

Supervisor (518) 897-1326

Herkimer

ECO J. Gates (315) 816-1449

ECO J. Hull (315) 408-7179

ECO S. Hutton (315) 767-5232

ECO D. Lucas (315) 823-4071

ECO C. Schoonover (315) 269-6646

Supervisor M. Dangler (315) 785-2231

Supervisor J. Murphy (315) 785-2231

Jefferson

ECO Z. Brown (315) 200-2111

ECO I. Helmer (315) 559-8503

ECO R. Howe (315) 382-0996

ECO P. Jackson (315) 418-7380

ECO R. Johnson (315) 313-3374

Supervisor S. Bartoszewski (315) 785-2231

Kings

ECO C. Dodge (718) 751-5701

ECO R. Grogan (315) 956-2436

ECO R. Kaufherr (315) 956-4355

ECO Z. Kochanowski (718) 673-1286

ECO E. Mcfee (347) 308-2921

ECO J. Rich (347) 552-2319

Supervisor C. Lattimer (646) 842-3113

Lewis

ECO Z. Brown (315) 200-2111

ECO R. Howe (315) 382-0996

ECO A. Kostuk (315) 317-8420

ECO T. Worden (315) 778-9279

Supervisor S. Bartoszewski (315) 785-2231

Supervisor J. Murphy (315) 785-2231

Livingston

ECO R. Rauscher (585) 300-7715

ECO B. Wade (585) 303-0065

ECO C. Ward (585) 303-0098

Supervisor J. Ver Hague (585) 226-6866

Madison

ECO H. Chase (315) 662-3412

ECO C. Childs (315) 254-0657

ECO R. Grisolini (607) 316-2574

Supervisor W. Burnell (315) 426-7431

Monroe

ECO N. Godson (585) 441-4015

ECO K. Holzle (585) 369-6285

ECO J. Lutz (585) 303-1506

ECO E. Snowdon (585) 683-6758

Supervisor B. Hummel (585) 226-6866

Montgomery

ECO J. Deangelis (518) 339-7612

ECO C. Valenty (518) 505-4104

ECO B. Willson (518) 491-2273

Supervisor L. Bobseine (518) 357-2047

Nassau

ECO J. Fadden (315) 956-1591

ECO D. Ferraro (516) 826-0832

ECO B. Gustitus (516) 273-3319

ECO Z. Prentice (315) 956-9183

ECO S. Rockefeller (315) 956-9208

ECO M. Unger (516) 328-0579

ECO R. Wing (315) 956-9816

Supervisor (631) 444-0250

New York

ECO B. Dickson (646) 634-9219

ECO J. Harvey (315) 956-2669

ECO C. Swansen (315) 956-9661

Supervisor D. Galvin (718) 482-4885

Niagara

ECO S. Mathis (716) 220-6860

ECO G. Scheer (716) 377-2448

ECO J. Wolgast (716) 243-9038

Supervisor J. Schultz (716) 851-7006

Oneida

ECO J. Gates (315) 816-1449

ECO J. Hull (315) 408-7179

ECO S. Hutton (315) 767-5232

ECO S. Lakeman (315) 734-0648

ECO C. Starczek (315) 489-4224

Supervisor M. Dangler (315) 785-2231

Supervisor J. Murphy (315) 785-2231

Onondaga

ECO D. Damrath (315) 445-2061

ECO R. Head (315) 673-3067

ECO P. Sherman (315) 484-9678

ECO S. Yacavone (315) 487-4401

Supervisor D. Mcshane (315) 426-7431

Ontario

ECO P. Blanton (585) 694-4077

ECO S. Dussault (585) 362-0395

ECO K. Levanway (585) 369-8116

Supervisor W. Powell (585) 226-6866

Orange

ECO M. Burgess (845) 238-7845

ECO W. Chomicki (845) 490-0875

ECO C. Hornicek (315) 956-3186

ECO A. Johnson (845) 587-6397

ECO J. Walraven (845) 281-3408

Supervisor M. Bello (845) 256-3013

Orleans

ECO V. Fonda (585) 735-6963

Supervisor J. Ver Hague (585) 226-6866

Oswego

ECO M. Dorrett (315) 625-4129

ECO M. Foster (315) 405-6576

ECO M. Harger (315) 383-1766

ECO G. Maneeley (315) 542-4293

ECO A. Panipinto (315) 466-6982

ECO D. Thomas (315) 236-0307

Supervisor J. Reitmeier (315) 426-7431

Otsego

ECO T. Card (607) 267-9547

ECO R. Fetterman (607) 422-8342

ECO M. Vencak (607) 221-1544

Supervisor N. Ver Ha gue (518) 357-2047

Putnam

ECO A. Bonilla (315) 956-0704

ECO D. Dainack (845) 424-3073

ECO C. Eyler (845) 490-9869

ECO C. Tompkins (845) 216-4628

ECO K. Wamsley (914) 263-7819

Supervisor M. Filmer (845) 256-3013

Queens

ECO S. Barrett (646) 634-9231

ECO S. Dobies (347) 213-7203

ECO J. Jankowski (347) 502-1139

ECO J. Jarecki (347) 426-8118

ECO J. Johnston (347) 408-8851

ECO A. Muchow (315) 956-5411

ECO D. Plows (347) 461-0755

ECO M. Thibodeau (347) 408-8724

Supervisor D. Lum (718) 482-4885

Rensselaer

ECO B. Canzeri (518) 270-5035

ECO J. Curinga (518) 925-5549

Supervisor (518) 357-2047

Richmond

ECO T. Della Ro cco (347) 308-4589

ECO M. Hameline (347) 215-1218

ECO D. Osborne (347) 308-2998

ECO M. Woyton (347) 308-3159

ECO M. Wozniak (929) 308-1291

Supervisor C. Lattimer (646) 842-3113

Rockland

ECO C. Hornicek (315) 956-3186

ECO A. Johnson (845) 587-6397

Supervisor M. Bello (845) 256-3013

Saratoga

ECO R. Higgins (518) 281-6487

ECO M. Klein (518) 892-9402

ECO S. Shaw (518) 860-8675

ECO B. Toth (518) 222-1815

Supervisor M. Clemens (518) 897-1326

Schenectady

ECO J. Deangelis (518) 339-7612

ECO C. Valenty (518) 505-4104

ECO B. Willson (518) 491-2273

Supervisor L. Bobseine (518) 357-2047

Schoharie

ECO K. Isles (518) 339-6110

ECO M. Terrell (518) 505-4056

Supervisor N. Ver Ha gue (518) 357-2047

Schuyler

ECO E. Dalecki (607) 592-2783

ECO J. Lifrieri (607) 644-3815

ECO Tt. Mcnamara (607) 220-4828

Supervisor M. Lochner (315) 836-6137

Seneca

ECO A. Drahms (315) 209-9399

Supervisor W. Powell (585) 226-6866

St. Lawrence

ECO S. Atwood (315) 262-2304

ECO T. Basford (315) 265-2757

ECO B. Canary (315) 489-3180

ECO J. Munn (315) 842-2854

ECO J. Ryan (315) 322-5106

ECO J. Schneller (315) 566-9258

ECO M. Sherry (315) 566-9574

Supervisor A. Markey (315) 785-2231

Steuben

ECO M. Baker (607) 281-5435

ECO S. Farrand (607) 331-7549

Supervisor M. Lochner (315) 836-6137

Suffolk

ECO C. Amato (631) 372-2642

ECO K. Bevis (631) 304-3513

ECO J. Bohling (516) 265-3133

ECO E. Carpenter (516) 260-3240

ECO C. Derose (631) 601-5284

ECO J. Eastwood (631) 874-3132

ECO B. Farrish (631) 351-8601

ECO T. Fay (631) 447-0959

ECO K. Grady (631) 744-2507

ECO K. Jakaub (631) 461-8048

ECO R. Mccabe (315) 956-5384

ECO N. Nicholas (315) 956-5675

ECO L. Simmons (631) 205-0470

ECO M. Simmons (631) 874-2591

ECO B. Tabor (631) 461-2842

Supervisor M. Blaising (631) 444-0250

Supervisor F. Carbone (631) 444-0250

Supervisor T. Gadomski (631) 444-0250

Sullivan

ECO T. Brown (516) 493-7924

ECO T. Koepf (845) 612-6099

ECO J. Lomozik (347) 215-1198

ECO R. Wood (845) 665-5637

Supervisor M. Buckley (845) 256-3013

Tioga

ECO B. Wilson (607) 972-4435

ECO S. Winnick Ii i (607) 245-9751

Supervisor K. Warner (315) 426-7431

Tompkins

ECO O. Eisenberg (607) 564-9458

ECO J. Krueger (607) 227-9584

Supervisor K. Warner (315) 426-7431

Ulster

ECO J. Bastedo (845) 623-3767

ECO L. Palmateer (845) 663-3112

ECO J. Smith (845) 216-4699

ECO C. Stephens (845) 430-8541

ECO J. Sulkey (845) 663-6504

Supervisor M. Buckley (845) 256-3013

Warren

ECO A. Brassard (518) 409-6299

ECO L. Gerrain (518) 925-5560

ECO G. Lapoint (518) 793-3767

Supervisor B. Bramlage (518) 897-1326

Washington

ECO S. Gonyeau (518) 567-2104

ECO M. Krug (518) 417-9954

ECO T. Wensley (518) 742-0523

Supervisor B. Bramlage (518) 897-1326

Wayne

ECO T. Smith (315) 745-9371

ECO K. Thomas (315) 359-1122

ECO G. Younglove (315) 399-3752

Supervisor W. Powell (585) 226-6866

Westchester

ECO A. Bonilla (315) 956-0704

ECO D. Dainack (845) 424-3073

ECO C. Eyler (845) 490-9869

ECO C. Tompkins (845) 216-4628

ECO K. Wamsley (914) 263-7819

Supervisor M. Filmer (845) 256-3013

Wyoming

ECO J. Hunt (716) 628-3488

ECO R. Ward Jr. (585) 919-4465

Supervisor J. Schultz (716) 851-7006

Yates

ECO J. Crain (315) 775-7168

ECO R. Gross (315) 408-6086

Supervisor M. Lochner (315) 836-6137

Marine Enforcement Units

Region 1

ECO I. Bobsiene (631) 461-6061

ECO J. Doroski (631) 599-9430

ECO E. Laczi (631) 304-3508

ECO C. Macropoulos (347) 287-5217

ECO S. Reilly (631) 444-0250

Region 2

ECO W. Auguscinski (646) 630-1534

ECO M. Grose (347) 215-1327

ECO P. Pasciak (718) 704-6659

ECO N. Ver Hague (718) 482-4885