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Environmental Conservation Police 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 Police 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 Bevis (631) 304-3513

ECO Bush (518) 813-6805

ECO Swan (518) 869-5237

Supervisor – Lt. Deangelis (518) 457-2047

Allegany

ECO Calanni (585) 403-2437

ECO Oliver (607) 590-1135

Supervisor – Lt. Bobseine (716) 851-7050

Bronx

ECO Dodge (718) 751-5701

ECO Michalet (929) 505-6878

ECO Veloski (929) 505-6896

Supervisor – Lt. Lum (718) 482-4885

Broome

ECO Mccormick (607) 621-3464

ECO Rigoli (607) 766-1375

ECO Templeton (607) 621-3255

Supervisor – Lt. Warner (315) 426-7431

Cattaraugus

ECO Mead (716) 548-1482

ECO Nosal (716) 532-0461

ECO Powers, Jason (716) 771-8266

Supervisor – Lt. Bobseine (716) 851-7050

Cayuga

ECO Prentice (516) 402-2092

ECO Sincebaugh (315) 253-8534

Supervisor – Lt. Mcshane (315) 426-7431

Chautauqua

ECO Budniewski (716) 401-1163

ECO Dougherty (716) 316-5607

ECO Freeman (716) 490-3947

ECO Kinney (716) 401-1187

Supervisor – Vacant (716) 851-7050

Chemung

ECO Dalecki (607) 592-2783

ECO Lifrieri (607) 644-3815

ECO Mcnamara (607) 220-4828

Supervisor – Lt. Lochner (585) 226-6706

Chenango

ECO Armstrong (607) 895-6515

ECO Plows (347) 461-0755

ECO Wing (315) 401-6749

Supervisor – Lt. Colesante (315) 426-7431

Clinton

ECO Buffa (518) 354-0539

ECO Fadden (845) 208-1668

ECO Lacroix (518) 335-5422

ECO Lagree (518) 319-7706

Supervisor – Lt. Phelps (518) 897-1326

Columbia

ECO Cox (518) 794-8935

ECO Davey (518) 414-6083

Supervisor – Lt. Maloney (518) 457-2047

Cortland

ECO Burdick (315) 251-0125

ECO Kostuk (315) 741-2205

Supervisor – Lt. Colesante (315) 426-7431

Delaware

ECO Bauer (845) 346-6607

ECO Doig (607) 267-5452

ECO Osborne (607) 206-0711

ECO Woodin (607) 437-6259

Supervisor – Lt. Beiter (518) 457-2047

Dutchess

ECO Eyler (845) 490-9869

ECO Hameline (845) 423-1018

ECO Read Iii (845) 240-6758

Supervisor – Lt. Lattimer (845) 256-3013

Erie

ECO Gill (716) 908-5051

ECO Koepf (845) 612-6099

ECO Machnica (716) 262-7411

ECO Mathis (716) 220-6860

ECO Marshall (716) 537-2464

ECO Mazurkiewicz (716) 537-2533

ECO Wilson, C. (716) 675-1095

Supervisor – Lt. Lohr (716) 851-7050

Essex

ECO Blades (518) 335-5201

ECO Dewey (518) 653-3077

ECO Hovey (518) 354-9014

ECO Nicols (518) 338-2908

Supervisor – Lt. Phelps (518) 897-1326

Franklin

ECO Cranker (518) 708-1220

ECO Favreau (518) 354-9833

ECO Okonuk (518) 319-0064

ECO Riggs (518) 335-3558

Supervisor – Lt. Higgins (518) 897-1326

Fulton

ECO Hilliard (518) 774-4517

ECO Manns (518) 708-1168

ECO Pasciak (518) 448-3103

Supervisor – Lt. Clemens (518) 897-1326

Genesee

ECO Fuerch (315) 542-4290

ECO Wilson, G. (585) 683-0773

Supervisor – Lt. Verhague, J. (585) 226-6706

Greene

ECO Arp (518) 966-5357

ECO Glorioso (518) 755-9242

ECO Palmateer (845) 663-3112

Supervisor – Lt. Beiter (518) 457-2047

Hamilton

ECO Buswell (518) 335-5013

ECO Kelly (315) 804-9435

ECO Pierce (518) 866-4723

Supervisor – Lt. Higgins (518) 897-1326

Herkimer

ECO Gates (315) 816-1449

ECO Jakaub (315) 269-7443

ECO Lucas (315) 823-4071

ECO Noyes (585) 736-2282

ECO Tabor (315) 214-9681

ECO Schoonover (315) 269-6646

Supervisor – Lt. Markey (315) 785-2231

Jefferson

ECO Jackson (315) 418-7380

ECO Mcfee (585) 478-8664

ECO Nicholas (516) 307-6225

ECO Rockefeller (516) 361-1851

ECO Woyton (347) 308-3159

ECO Wozniak (929) 308-1291

Supervisor – Lt. Bartoszewski (315) 785-2231

Kings

ECO Anderson (929) 505-1174

ECO Brussell (929) 505-4747

ECO Lovgren (929) 505-6875

ECO Parmelee (929) 505-6888

Supervisor – Lt. Dainack (718) 482-4885

Lewis

ECO Kochanowski (718) 673-1286

ECO Kraeger (315) 767-5232

ECO Worden (315) 778-9279

Supervisor – Lt. Bartoszewski (315) 785-2231

Livingston

ECO Rauscher (585) 300-7715

ECO Dussault (585) 362-0395

ECO Ward, C. (585) 303-0098

Supervisor – Lt. Verhague, J. (585) 226-6706

Madison

ECO Chase (315) 383-1897

ECO Grisolini (607) 316-2574

Supervisor – Lt. Colesante (315) 426-7431

Monroe

ECO Dobies (315) 401-2991

ECO Jankowski (347) 502-1139

ECO Johnston (347) 408-8851

ECO Lutz (585) 303-1506

ECO Muchow (347) 886-8151

ECO Snowdon (585) 683-6758

Supervisor – Lt. Hummel (585) 226-6706

Montgomery

ECO Valenty (518) 505-4104

ECO Willson (518) 491-2273

Supervisor – Lt. Deangelis (518) 457-2047

Nassau

ECO Ferraro (516) 826-0832

ECO Kaufherr (718) 683-7486

ECO Pabes (929) 505-6884

ECO Small (929) 505-6894

Supervisor – Lt. Fay (631) 444-0250

New York

ECO Harvey (347) 758-0401

ECO Shea (929) 505-6893

Supervisor – Lt. Galvin (718) 482-4885

Niagara

ECO Holzle (716) 454-2623

ECO Scheer (716) 377-2448

ECO Wolgast (716) 243-9038

Supervisor – Lt. Verhague, N. (716) 851-7050

Oneida – North

ECO Gates (315) 816-1449

ECO Noyes (585) 736-2282

ECO Tabor (315) 214-9681

Supervisor – Lt. Murphy (315) 785-2231

Oneida – South

ECO Hull (315) 408-7179

ECO Howe (315) 382-0996

ECO Lakeman (315) 734-0648

ECO Starczek (315) 489-4224

Supervisor – Lt. Markey (315) 785-2231

Onondaga

ECO Damrath (315) 445-2061

ECO Sherman (315) 484-9678

ECO Thomas, D. (315) 236-0307

ECO Yacavone (315) 487-4401

Supervisor – Lt. Mcshane (315) 426-7431

Ontario

ECO Blanton (585) 694-4077

ECO Brown, T. (607) 227-8538

ECO Levanway (585) 369-8116

Supervisor – Lt. Vacant (585) 226-6706

Orange

ECO Carl (929) 505-6863

ECO Schneider (929) 505-6891

ECO Schuck (929) 505-6892

Supervisor – Lt. Bello (845) 256-3013

Orleans

ECO Fonda (585) 735-6963

ECO Godson (585) 441-4015

Supervisor – Lt. Verhague, J. (585) 226-6706

Oswego

ECO Bonilla (315) 382-3365

ECO Brown, Z. (315) 200-2111

ECO Dorrett (315) 625-4129

ECO Foster (315) 405-6576

Supervisor – Lt. Reitmeier (315) 426-7431

Otsego

ECO Card (607) 267-9547

ECO Fetterman (607) 422-8342

ECO Vencak (607) 221-1544

Supervisor – Lt. Terrell (518) 457-2047

Putnam

ECO Franz (929) 505-6873

ECO Swansen (914) 260-6020

ECO Thibodeau (347) 408-8724

ECO Tompkins (845) 216-4628

ECO Wamsley (914) 263-7819

Supervisor – Vacant (845) 256-3013

Queens

ECO Jarecki (347) 426-8118

ECO Crisafulli (929) 505-6865

ECO Mccarthy (929) 505-6877

ECO Garrand (929) 505-6874

Supervisor – Lt. Lum (718) 482-4885

Rensselaer

ECO Canzeri (518) 270-5035

ECO Crain, Z. (845) 235-5480

Supervisor – Lt. Maloney (518) 457-2047

Richmond

ECO Currey (929) 505-6868

ECO Milliron (929) 505-6879

ECO Traynor (929) 505-6895

Supervisor – Lt. Dainack (718) 482-4885

Rockland

ECO Duchene (929) 505-6872

ECO Mangels (929) 505-6876

ECO Newell (929) 505-6883

Supervisor – Lt. Bello (845) 256-3013

Saratoga

ECO Klein (518) 892-9402

ECO Leubner (518) 729-8313

ECO Shaw (518) 860-8675

ECO Toth (518) 222-1815

Supervisor – Lt. Clemens (518) 897-1326

Schenectady

ECO Krug (518) 417-9954

ECO Valenty (518) 505-4104

ECO Willson (518) 491-2273

Supervisor – Lt. Deangelis (518) 457-2047

Schoharie

ECO Burgess (845) 238-7845

ECO Bohling (516) 265-3133

Supervisor – Lt. Terrell (518) 457-2047

Schuyler

ECO Dalecki (607) 592-2783

ECO Lifrieri (607) 644-3815

ECO Mcnamara (607) 220-4828

Supervisor – Lt. Lochner (585) 226-6706

Seneca

ECO Drahms (315) 209-9399

ECO Rich (585) 478-3505

Supervisor – Lt. Vacant (585) 226-6706

St. Lawrence

ECO Atwood (315) 262-2304

ECO Canary (315) 489-3180

ECO Helmer (315) 559-8503

ECO Munn (315) 842-2854

ECO Ryan (315) 322-5106

ECO Schneller (315) 566-9258

ECO Sherry (315) 566-9574

Supervisor – Lt. Basford (315) 785-2231

Steuben

ECO Baker (607) 281-5435

ECO Farrand (607) 331-7549

ECO Lomozik (607) 329-9644

Supervisor – Lt. Lochner (585) 226-6706

Suffolk – East

ECO Boyes (929) 505-2244

ECO Clark (929) 505-6864

ECO Farrish (516) 351-8601

ECO Mccabe (631) 494-5229

Supervisor – Lt. Carbone (631) 444-0250

Suffolk – Mid (Brookhaven)

ECO Amato (631) 372-2642

ECO Della Rocco (347) 308-4589

ECO Grady (631) 744-2507

ECO Paschke (929) 505-6889

ECO Simmons (631) 205-0470

Supervisor – Lt. Gadomski (631) 444-0250

Suffolk – West

ECO Cacciola (929) 505-6587

ECO Carpenter (516) 260-3240

ECO Derose (631) 601-5284

ECO Dickson (646) 634-9219

ECO Paschke (929) 505-6889

ECO Perkins (929) 505-6890

Supervisor – Lt. Blaising (631) 444-0250

Sullivan

ECO Doroski, C. (929) 505-6869

ECO Grose (607) 244-4561

ECO Parker (929) 505-6887

ECO Wood (845) 665-5637

Supervisor – Lt. Buckley (845) 256-3013

Tioga

ECO Wilson (607) 972-4435

ECO Winnick Iii (607) 245-9751

Supervisor – Lt. Warner (315) 426-7431

Tompkins

ECO Eisenberg (607) 564-9458

ECO Krueger (607) 227-9584

Supervisor – Lt. Warner (315) 426-7431

Ulster

ECO Bastedo (845) 623-3767

ECO Chomicki (845) 490-0875

ECO Johnson, A (845) 587-6397

ECO Smith, J (315) 745-9371

ECO Walraven (845) 281-3408

Supervisor – Lt. Buckley (845) 256-3013

Supervisor – Lt. Lattimer (845) 256-3013

Warren

ECO Brassard (518) 409-6299

ECO Gerrain (518) 925-5560

ECO Lapoint (518) 793-3767

Supervisor – Lt. Vacant (518) 897-1326

Washington

ECO Gonyeau (518) 567-2104

ECO Goodrich (518) 222-4620

ECO Wensley (518) 742-0523

Supervisor – Lt. Vacant (518) 897-1326

Wayne

ECO Smith, T (315) 745-9371

ECO Thomas, K. (315) 359-1122

ECO Younglove (315) 399-3752

Supervisor – Lt. Vacant (585) 226-6706

Westchester

ECO Franz (929) 505-6873

ECO Swansen (914) 260-6020

ECO Thibodeau (347) 408-8724

ECO Tompkins (845) 216-4628

ECO Wamsley (914) 263-7819

Supervisor – Vacant (845) 256-3013

Wyoming

ECO Hunt (716) 628-3488

ECO Ward Jr (585) 919-4465

Supervisor – Lt. Verhague, N. (716) 851-7050

Yates

ECO Crain (315) 775-7168

ECO Gross (315) 408-6086

Supervisor – Lt. Lochner (585) 226-6706

Marine Enforcement Unit – Nassau/Suffolk

ECO Bobseine (631) 461-6061

ECO Doroski, J (631) 599-9430

ECO Laczi (631) 304-3508

ECO Macropoulos (347) 287-5217

Supervisor – Lt. Reilly (631) 444-0250

Marine Enforcement Unit – New York City

ECO Auguscinski (646) 630-1534

ECO Grogan (516) 243-4658

ECO Kelley (646) 847-4580

ECO Pansini (929) 505-6886

Supervisor – Lt. Dowling (718) 482-4885