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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 W. Leubner (518) 729-8313

ECO K. Swan (518) 869-5237

Supervisor Lt. L. Bobseine (518) 357-2047

Allegany

ECO R. Calanni (585) 403-2437

ECO D. Oliver (607) 590-1135

Supervisor Lt. D. Pleakis (716) 851-7006

Bronx

ECO C. Dodge (718) 751-5701

ECO R. Kelley (646) 847-4580

ECO M. Rutherford (845) 260-0084

ECO C. Dodge (718) 751-5701

Supervisor Lt. 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 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) 851-7006

Cayuga

ECO S. Angotti (315) 568-5370

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. C. Lohr (716) 851-7006

Chemung

ECO E. Dalecki (607) 592-2783

ECO J. Lifrieri (607) 644-3815

ECO T. Mcnamara (607) 220-4828

Supervisor Lt. M. Lochner (315) 836-6137

Chenango

ECO B. Armstrong (607) 895-6515

ECO M. Grose (607) 244-4561

Supervisor Lt. W. Burnell (315) 426-7431

Clinton

ECO B. Buffa (518) 354-0539

ECO M. Lacroix (518) 335-5422

ECO C. Lagree (518) 319-7706

Supervisor Lt. 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

ECO A. Kostuk (315) 741-2205

Supervisor Lt. W. Burnell (315) 426-7431

Delaware

ECO V. Bauer (518) 653-3077

ECO N. Doig (607) 267-5452

ECO D. Osborne (607) 206-0711

ECO J. Woodin (607) 437-6259

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

Dutchess

ECO Z. Crain (845) 235-5480

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

ECO D. Read Iii (845) 240-6758

Supervisor Lt. C. Lattimer (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 A. C. Wilson (716) 675-1095

Supervisor (716) 851-7006

Essex

ECO J. Blades (518) 335-5201

ECO S. Dewey (518) 653-3077

ECO J. Hovey (518) 354-9014

ECO M. Nicols (518) 338-2908

Supervisor Lt. 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

ECO P. Pasciak (518) 448-3103

Supervisor Lt. M. Clemens (518) 897-1326

Genesee

ECO F. Fuerch (585) 245-4975

ECO G. Wilson (585) 683-0773

Supervisor Lt. J. Ver Hague (585) 226-6866

Greene

ECO M. Arp (518) 966-5357

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 (518) 897-1326

Herkimer

ECO J. Gates (315) 816-1449

ECO K. Jakaub (315) 269-7443

ECO D. Lucas (315) 823-4071

ECO C. Schoonover (315) 269-6646

ECO B. Tabor (315) 214-9681

Supervisor Lt. A. Markey (315) 785-2231

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

Jefferson

ECO A. Bonilla (315) 382-3365

ECO Z. Brown (315) 200-2111

ECO S. Dobies (315) 401-2991

ECO P. Jackson (315) 418-7380

ECO R. Wing (315) 401-6749

Supervisor Lt. S. Bartoszewski (315) 785-2231

Kings

ECO R. Grogan (516) 243-4658

ECO Z. Kochanowski (718) 673-1286

Supervisor (646) 842-3113

Lewis

ECO S. Dobies (315) 401-2991

ECO S. Hutton (315) 767-5232

ECO R. Wing (315) 401-6749

ECO T. Worden (315) 778-9279

Supervisor Lt. S. Bartoszewski (315) 785-2231

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

Livingston

ECO S. Dussault (585) 362-0395

ECO R. Rauscher (585) 300-7715

ECO C. Ward (585) 303-0098

Supervisor Lt. 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 Lt. W. Burnell (315) 426-7431

Monroe

ECO J. Lutz (585) 303-1506

ECO E. Mcfee (585) 478-8664

ECO S. Noyes (585) 736-2282

ECO J. Rich (585) 487-3505

ECO E. Snowdon (585) 683-6758

Supervisor Lt. B. Hummel (585) 226-6866

Montgomery

ECO C. Valenty (518) 505-4104

ECO B. Willson (518) 491-2273

Supervisor Lt. L. Bobseine (518) 357-2047

Nassau

ECO D. Ferraro (516) 826-0832

ECO B. Gustitus (516) 273-3319

ECO R. Kaufherr (718) 683-7486

ECO Z. Prentice (516) 402-2092

ECO M. Unger (516) 328-0579

Supervisor (631) 444-0250

New York

ECO B. Dickson (646) 634-9219

ECO J. Harvey (347) 758-0401

Supervisor Lt. D. Galvin (718) 482-4885

Niagara

ECO K. Holzle (716) 454-2623

ECO S. Mathis (716) 220-6860

ECO G. Scheer (716) 377-2448

ECO J. Wolgast (716) 243-9038

Supervisor Lt. N. Ver Hague (716) 851-7006

Oneida

ECO J. Gates (315) 816-1449

ECO J. Hull (315) 408-7179

ECO R. Howe (315) 382-0996

ECO S. Lakeman (315) 734-0648

ECO C. Starczek (315) 489-4224

ECO B. Tabor (315) 214-9681

Supervisor Lt. A. Markey (315) 785-2231

Supervisor Lt. 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 Lt. D. Mcshane (315) 426-7431

Ontario

ECO P. Blanton (585) 694-4077

ECO K. Levanway (585) 369-8116

Supervisor Lt. A. Gordon (585) 226-6866

Orange

ECO M. Burgess (845) 238-7845

ECO W. Chomicki (845) 490-0875

ECO J. Fadden (845) 208-1668

ECO C. Hornicek (845) 281-5419

ECO J. Walraven (845) 281-3408

Supervisor Lt. M. Bello (845) 256-3013

Orleans

ECO V. Fonda (585) 735-6963

ECO N. Godson (585) 441-4015

Supervisor Lt. J. Ver Hague (585) 226-6866

Oswego

ECO M. Dorrett (315) 625-4129

ECO M. Foster (315) 405-6576

ECO G. Maneeley (315) 542-4293

ECO A. Panipinto (315) 466-6982

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

ECO M. Vencak (607) 221-1544

Supervisor (518) 357-2047

Putnam

ECO C. Eyler (845) 490-9869

ECO C. Swansen (914) 260-6020

ECO C. Tompkins (845) 216-4628

ECO K. Wamsley (914) 263-7819

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

Queens

ECO J. Jarecki (347) 426-8118

ECO J. Johnston (347) 408-8851

ECO D. Plows (347) 461-0755

ECO M. Thibodeau (347) 408-8724

Supervisor Lt. 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 Rocco (347) 308-4589

ECO M. Woyton (347) 308-3159

Supervisor (646) 842-3113

Rockland

ECO J. Fadden (845) 208-1668

ECO C. Hornicek (845) 281-5419

Supervisor Lt. 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 Lt. M. Clemens (518) 897-1326

Schenectady

ECO C. Valenty (518) 505-4104

ECO B. Willson (518) 491-2273

Supervisor Lt. L. Bobseine (518) 357-2047

Schoharie

ECO M. Terrell (518) 505-4056

Supervisor Lt. N. Ver Hague (518) 357-2047

Schuyler

ECO E. Dalecki (607) 592-2783

ECO J. Lifrieri (607) 644-3815

ECO T. Mcnamara (607) 220-4828

Supervisor Lt. M. Lochner (315) 836-6137

Seneca

ECO T. Brown (607) 227-8538

ECO A. Drahms (315) 209-9399

Supervisor Lt. A. Gordon (585) 226-6866

St. Lawrence

ECO S. Atwood (315) 262-2304

ECO B. Canary (315) 489-3180

ECO I. Helmer (315) 559-8503

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. T. Basford (315) 785-2231

Steuben

ECO M. Baker (607) 281-5435

ECO S. Farrand (607) 331-7549

ECO J. Lomozik (607) 329-9644

Supervisor Lt. 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 R. Mccabe (631) 494-5229

ECO N. Nicholas (516) 307-6225

ECO S. Rockefeller (516) 361-1851

ECO L. Simmons (631) 205-0470

ECO M. Simmons (631) 874-2591

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

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

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

Sullivan

ECO M. Hameline (845) 423-1018

ECO T. Koepf (845) 612-6099

ECO R. Wood (845) 665-5637

Supervisor Lt. M. Buckley (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 J. Krueger (607) 227-9584

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

Ulster

ECO J. Bastedo (845) 623-3767

ECO A. Johnson (845) 587-6397

ECO L. Palmateer (845) 663-3112

ECO J. Smith (845) 216-4699

Supervisor Lt. M. Buckley (845) 256-3013

Supervisor Lt. C. Lattimer (845) 256-3013

Warren

ECO A. Brassard (518) 409-6299

ECO L. Gerrain (518) 925-5560

ECO G. Lapoint (518) 793-3767

Supervisor Lt. B. Bramlage (518) 897-1326

Washington

ECO S. Gonyeau (518) 567-2104

ECO M. Goodrich (518) 222-4620

ECO M. Krug (518) 417-9954

ECO T. Wensley (518) 742-0523

Supervisor Lt. 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 Lt. A. Gordon (585) 226-6866

Westchester

ECO C. Eyler (845) 490-9869

ECO C. Swansen (914) 260-6020

ECO C. Tompkins (845) 216-4628

ECO K. Wamsley (914) 263-7819

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

Wyoming

ECO J. Hunt (716) 628-3488

ECO R. Ward Jr (585) 919-4465

Supervisor Lt. N. Ver Hague (716) 851-7006

Yates

ECO J. Crain (315) 775-7168

ECO R. Gross (315) 408-6086

Supervisor Lt. 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

Supervisor Lt. S. Reilly (631) 444-0250

Region 2

ECO W. Auguscinski (646) 630-1534

ECO J. Jankowksi (347) 5021139

ECO A. Muchow (347) 886-8151

ECO M. Wozniak (929) 308-1291

Supervisor Lt. E. Dowling (718) 482-4885