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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.

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 L. Billotto (518) 505-4029

ECO K. Bush (518) 813-6805

ECO K. Swan (518) 869-5237

Supervisor, Lt. J. Hays (518) 357-2047

Allegany

ECO K. Basile (585) 403-2447

ECO R. Calanni (585) 403-2437

Supervisor, Lt. W. Powell (716) 851-7050

Bronx

ECO J. Bastedo (845) 623-3767

ECO T. Czora (646) 294-7170

ECO K. Reynolds (646) 630-1679

Supervisor, Lt. B. Gillis (718) 482-4885

Broome

ECO A. Mccormick (607) 621-3464

ECO E. Templeton (607) 621-3255

Supervisor, Lt. 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, Lt. D. Pleakis (716) 851-7050

Cayuga

ECO M. Colesante (315) 567-1835

ECO S. Sincebaugh (315) 253-8534

Supervisor, Lt. 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, Lt. D. Pleakis (716) 851-7050

Chemung

ECO T. Dragotta (607) 331-7458

ECO J. Lifrieri (607) 644-3815

Supervisor (585) 226-6866

Chenango

ECO B. Armstrong (607) 895-6515

ECO A. Markey (607) 423-2971

Supervisor, Lt. K. Warner (315) 426-7431

Clinton

ECO M. Lacroix (518) 335-5422

ECO C. Lagree (518) 319-7706

ECO D. Malone (518) 643-8172

Supervisor, Lt. H. Barber (518) 897-1326

Columbia

ECO J. Cox (518) 794-8935

Supervisor, Lt. J. Hays (518) 357-2047

Cortland

ECO T. Fernandes (607) 836-6595

ECO K. Markey (607) 749-0163

Supervisor, Lt. K. Warner (315) 426-7431

Delaware

ECO V. Bauer (845) 586-3079

ECO N. Doig (607) 267-5452

ECO G. Wilber III (607) 267-5479

ECO J. Woodin (607) 437-6259

Supervisor, Lt. K. Beiter (518) 357-2047

Dutchess

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

ECO D. Read III (845) 240-6758

ECO B. Whalen (914) 589-5759

Supervisor, Lt. D. Clayton (845) 256-3013

Erie

ECO C. Gill (716) 908-5051

ECO S. Marshall (716) 537-2464

ECO M. Mazurkiewicz (716) 537-2533

ECO R. Peinkofer (716) 425-8329

ECO J. P. Powers (716) 604-5353

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

Supervisor, Lt. W. Powell (716) 851-7050

Supervisor, Lt. J. Schultz (716) 851-7050

Essex

ECO J. Blades (518) 335-5201

ECO A. Brassard (518) 396-6428

ECO J. Hovey (518) 354-9014

Supervisor, Lt. H. Barber (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, Lt. H. Barber (518) 897-1326

Fulton

ECO M. Clemens (518) 708-9424

ECO S. Manns (518) 708-1168

Supervisor, Lt. J. Ellithorpe (518) 897-1326

Genesee

ECO R. Rauscher (585) 300-7715

ECO G. Wilson (585) 683-0773

Supervisor, Lt. J. Verhague (585) 226-6866

Greene

ECO M. Arp (518) 966-5357

ECO S. Dewey (518) 653-3077

ECO A. Glorioso (518) 755-9242

Supervisor, Lt. 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, Lt. J. Ellithorpe (518) 897-1326

Herkimer

ECO S. Hutton (315) 767-5232

ECO D. Lucas (315) 823-4071

ECO R. Ritzel (315) 489-3907

ECO C. Schoonover (315) 269-6646

Supervisor, Lt. B. Hummel (315) 785-2231

Jefferson

ECO S. Bartoszewski (315) 489-6984

ECO G. Maneeley (315) 542-4293

ECO S. Mathis (315) 489-9803

ECO T. Worden (315) 778-9279

Supervisor (315) 785-2231

Kings

ECO K. Cummings (917) 618-2555

ECO N. Digiovanni (718) 987-5094

ECO K. Iovino (718) 668-0276

ECO P. Pasciak (718) 704-6659

Supervisor, Lt. L. Bobseine (718) 482-4885

Lewis

ECO F. Fuerch (315) 542-4290

ECO G. Maneeley (315) 542-4293

ECO E. Roderick (315) 489-3269

ECO T. Worden (315) 778-9279

Supervisor, Lt. B. Hummel (315) 785-2231

Livingston

ECO B. Wade (585) 303-0065

ECO C. Ward (585) 303-0098

Supervisor, Lt. J. Verhague (585) 226-6866

Madison

ECO H. Chase (315) 662-3412

ECO C. Childs (315) 254-0657

Supervisor, Lt. J. Reitmeier (315) 426-7431

Monroe

ECO E. Haag (585) 414-0611

ECO J. Lutz (585) 303-1506

ECO B. Shea (585) 576-5678

ECO E. Snowdon (585) 683-6758

ECO J. Wolgast (585) 613-2418

Supervisor, Lt. M. Lochner (585) 226-6866

Montgomery

ECO J. Deangelis (518) 339-7612

ECO C. Valenty (518) 505-4104

ECO B. Willson (518) 491-2273

Supervisor, Lt. T. Harrington (518) 357-2047

Nassau

ECO M. Burdick (516) 325-8616

ECO D. Ferraro (516) 826-0832

ECO I. Helmer (516) 325-8636

ECO R. Howe (516) 325-8550

ECO M. Unger (516) 328-0579

Supervisor, Lt. T. Gadomski (631) 444-0250

New York

ECO J. Doroski (845) 429-5141

ECO W. Leubner (718) 979-0696

Supervisor, Lt. L. Bobseine (718) 482-4885

Niagara

ECO J. Rogers (716) 773-0984

ECO R. Thompson (716) 433-3369

ECO N. Verhague (716) 433-1432

Supervisor, Lt. J. Schultz (716) 851-7050

Oneida

ECO R. Grisolini (315) 240-6966

ECO S. Hutton (315) 767-5232

ECO S. Lakeman (315) 734-0648

ECO R. Ritzel (315) 489-3907

ECO C. Starczek (315) 489-4224

Supervisor, Lt. B. Hummel (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, Lt. D. McShane (315) 426-7431

Ontario

ECO S. Dussault (585) 362-0395

ECO J. Stansfield (315) 986-9438

Supervisor (585) 226-6866

Orange

ECO M. Buckley (845) 236-7684

ECO J. Conway (845) 699-8913

ECO E. Dowling (845) 784-6045

ECO D. Galvin (845) 638-0979

ECO C. Lattimer (845) 662-5787

Supervisor, Lt. M. Townley (845) 256-3013

Orleans

ECO V. Fonda (585) 735-6963

ECO P. Kroth (585) 682-7791

Supervisor, Lt. J. Verhague (585) 226-6866

Oswego

ECO W. Burnell (315) 676-5387

ECO M. Dorrett (315) 625-4129

ECO M. Harger (315) 383-1766

ECO D. Thomas (315) 236-0307

Supervisor, Lt. J. Reitmeier (315) 426-7431

Otsego

ECO T. Card (607) 267-9547

ECO R. Fetterman (607) 422-8342

Supervisor, Lt. T. Harrington (518) 357-2047

Putnam

ECO D. Dainack (845) 424-3073

ECO J. Davey (845) 787-7025

ECO P. Jackson (845) 424-3281

ECO T. Koepf (845) 612-6099

Supervisor, Lt. M. Filmer (845) 256-3013

Queens

ECO B. Buffa (718) 744-4076

ECO J. Gates (718) 424-3628

ECO D. Lum (718) 956-6460

ECO G. Younglove (646) 542-4305

Supervisor, Lt. B. Gillis (718) 482-4885

Rensselaer

ECO B. Canzeri (518) 270-5035

ECO J. Curinga (518) 925-5549

Supervisor, Lt. J. Hays (518) 357-2047

Richmond

ECO E. Piwko (718) 979-0610

Supervisor, Lt. L. Bobseine (718) 482-4885

Rockland

ECO E. Dowling (845) 784-6045

ECO D. Galvin (845) 638-0979

Supervisor, Lt. M. Townley (845) 256-3013

Saratoga

ECO R. Higgins (518) 860-8677

ECO M. Klein (518) 892-9402

ECO S. Shaw (518) 860-8675

ECO B. Toth (518) 222-1815

Supervisor, Lt. C. Ruckert (518) 897-1326

Schenectady

ECO J. Deangelis (518) 339-7612

ECO C. Valenty (518) 505-4104

ECO B. Willson (518) 491-2273

Supervisor, Lt. T. Harrington (518) 357-2047

Schoharie

ECO K. Isles (518) 339-6110

ECO M. Terrell (518) 505-4056

Supervisor, Lt. T. Harrington (518) 357-2047

Schuyler

ECO E. Dalecki (607) 592-2783

Supervisor (585) 226-6866

Seneca

ECO S. Angotti (315) 568-5370

ECO K. Levanway (607) 339-6796

Supervisor (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, Lt. J. Murphy (315) 785-2231

Steuben

ECO S. Farrand (607) 331-7549

ECO D. Oliver (607) 590-1135

Supervisor (585) 226-6866

Suffolk

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 M. Goodrich (631) 820-1521

ECO K. Grady (631) 744-2507

ECO R. Gross (631) 601-5287

ECO T. Hansen (516) 204-6623

ECO J. Hull (516) 881-6548

ECO R. Johnson (631) 601-5793

ECO A. Lawston (631) 325-8569

ECO R. McNamara (631) 601-5792

ECO L. Simmons (631) 205-0470

ECO M. Simmons (631) 874-2591

Supervisor, Lt. D. Bengel (631) 444-0250

Supervisor, Lt. M. Blaising (631) 444-0250

Supervisor, Lt. F. Carbone (631) 444-0250

Sullivan

ECO M. Baker (845) 428-8679

ECO M. Bello (845) 665-5489

ECO R. Wood (845) 665-5637

Supervisor, Lt. D. Clayton (845) 256-3013

Tioga

ECO B. Wilson (607) 972-4435

ECO S. Winnick III (607) 245-9751

Supervisor, Lt. K. Warner (315) 426-7431

Tompkins

ECO O. Eisenberg (607) 564-9458

ECO T. Machnica (607) 227-8742

Supervisor, Lt. K. Warner (315) 426-7431

Ulster

ECO M. Nichols (845) 687-9350

ECO M. Schillinger (845) 246-8002

ECO C. Stephens, Jr (845) 430-8541

ECO J. Sulkey (845) 663-6504

Supervisor, Lt. D. Clayton (845) 256-3013

Warren

ECO L. Gerrain (518) 925-5560

ECO G. Lapoint (518) 793-3767

Supervisor, Lt. J. Ellithorpe (518) 897-1326

Washington

ECO S. Gonyeau (518) 567-2104

ECO M. Krug (518) 417-9954

ECO T. Wensley (518) 742-0523

Supervisor, Lt. C. Ruckert (518) 897-1326

Wayne

ECO A. Gordon (315) 489-3422

ECO T. Smith (315) 745-9371

ECO K. Thomas (315) 359-1122

Supervisor, Lt. M. Lochner (585) 226-6866

Westchester

ECO J. Davey (845) 787-7025

ECO D. Dainack (845) 424-3073

ECO P. Jackson (845) 424-3281

ECO T. Koepf (845) 612-6099

Supervisor, Lt. M. Filmer (845) 256-3013

Wyoming

ECO J. Hunt (716) 628-3488

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

Supervisor, Lt. W. Powell (716) 851-7050

Yates

ECO P. Blanton (585) 694-4077

ECO J. Crain (315) 775-7168

Supervisor (585) 226-6866

Marine Enforcement Units

NASSAU/SUFFOLK

ECO M. Foster (516) 375-8355

ECO K. Holzle (516) 375-9495

ECO S. Reilly (516) 779-9358

Supervisor, Lt. J. Billotto (631) 444-0851

NEW YORK CITY

ECO W. Auguscinski (646) 630-1534

ECO J. Hilliard (646) 630-1237

ECO J. Krueger (646) 294-7153

ECO A. Rigoli (646) 542-4297

Supervisor, Lt. M. Trottier (718) 482-4885

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