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New York State Harbormaster & Bay Constable Association
Website Updated
arch 4, 2017
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Web Site Launched
The New York State Harbormaster & Bay Constable Association launched its web site on
February 21, 2005. The purpose of the site is to provide important information to the
membership almost instantaneously and to let the general public learn about the local
marine law enforcement departments that make up our association.

Thanks for visiting.
Welcome to the NYSHBCA Home Page
Upcoming Events And Notices At A Glance:
Civil Service Information
Suffolk County Civil Service Exam For:
25th Anniversary
National Peace Officer's Memorial
National Peace Officers Memorial Day
Proclamation Signed by
President John F. Kennedy

To pay tribute to the law enforcement officers
who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our
country and to voice our appreciation for all
those who currently serve on the front lines of
the battle against crime, the Congress, by a
joint resolution approved October 1, 1962 (75
Stat.676), has authorized and requested the
President to designate May 15 of each year as
"Peace Officers Memorial Day," and the week in
which it falls as
“Police Week” and by Public
Law 103-322 (36 U.S.C. 175) has requested
that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace
Officers' Memorial Day.

Every year since, tens of thousands of law
enforcement officers from around the world
converge on Washington, DC to participate in a
number of planned events honoring the men
and women whom lost their lives in service to
their communities.

The first official memorial service took place on
May 15, 1982. On that date, approximately 125
people gathered in Senate Park to honor 91
law enforcement officers. Over the past 22
years we have honored over 3,000 law
enforcement officers from around our nation.

Today, the National Peace Officers’ Memorial
Service has become one in a series of events
which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is
sponsored by the National Law Enforcement
Officers Memorial Fund and seminars
sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors.

The Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of
Police and the Grand Lodge Auxiliary of the
Fraternal Order of Police are very proud to be
the official sponsor of the Memorial

As we reflect over the past twenty-five years, we
can be proud of how the
FOP has made this
annual service such a prominent event.
We Remember....
Bay Constable Richard Brooks
Babylon Town Bay Constable

End of Watch:
Friday, July 16, 2004
Cause of Death: Gunfire
NYSHBCA News and Updates
New Web Address

New York State Harbormaster and
Bay Constable Association has
obtained a new web address,
www.nyshbca.org". This should
make typing it out a bit easier.
c.org" will still be active and work just
as it always had. Don't forget to
check this site on a regular basis as
it is always being updated with
important information!
Agency Contact List

A list of Marine Law Enforcement
agencies and local USCG Stations
can be found on  the
Contact Us
page. Phone numbers listed are for
obtaining general information
purpose only. In the event of an actual
emergency, always remember to
dial 911.

WRITTEN TEST DATE:     June 28, 2014
LAST FILING DATE:           May 21,, 2014

BAY CONSTABLE (Open-Competitive)
WRITTEN TEST DATE:     June 28, 2014  
LAST FILING DATE:      May 21, 2014
Keep Checking This Website

This website is constantly updated to
provide the latest information to it's
members. Sometimes during
updates, pages on this site may have
been corrupted for some reason or
another and certain files may appear
gibberish and not make sense. If you
happen to come across such
problems or broken links, please
report the problem to the webmaster
so we can fix it..
Check the Suffolk County qualifications
for the job titles of
Bay Constable and Harbormaster

Any  information concerning civil service
exams has been added here as a courtesy.
NYSHBCA is not responsible for the
information it obtains from the civil service
websites, which it believes to be accurate. Any
questions about exams or job titles should be
directed to the appropriate civil service agency.
Links are posted above.
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Photo Albums Moved :

The End of Summer Party photo
albums have been moved to the

Members Only
Photo Album section
and will no longer be available on the
public section. It is only available to
active membership. If you haven't
done so, please go to the members
only page and fill out the
registration form. Provide all the
information that is required and
Current Exams
Incorporated 1977
NYSHBCA Making a Difference

NYSHBCA  made a contribution to a needy family which consisted of food, clothing,
toys, and cash for Christmas. E.N. Goldberg, BM1 of C.G. Station Montauk, expressed
their gratitude in a letter sent to NYSHBCA for our support.
Click here to view the letter.
Membership Applications
Are Now Available

Membership applications are now
available for members to download.
Please log on to the members only
section to download the application
form. New member applicants need
active member sponsorship.
Website Changes:

There will be some significant
changes to the pages on the site. The
Calendar will be moving to Members
Only. The Weather page will be
removed and a new "FAQ" page will
be added. If you're a member you'll
need to log on to Members Only. If you
haven't done so already, fill out the
registration form on the members
only page. Everything pertaining to
members will now be in the Members
only section.
What's Changed?
General Membership Meetings -
Mark your Calendars Now!

March 21, Thursday 7:00 p.m.
June 20, Thursday 7:00 p.m
January 23, 2014, Thursday 7:00 p.m
Dates Subject to Change with Coinciding
Events and availability of Locations)

General Membership Meetings will be
held on a regular basis. The
meetings will start at 7:00 pm.
Meeting places are yet to be
determined and will be posted in the
members calender to allow for
adequate notice. This concrete
scheduling should allow you to plan
for our meetings more accordingly.
Reminders will be posted on this
Nicholas Di Bari Re-elected as new NYSHBCA president for 2013-15 term
Congratulations go out  to Nicholas Di Bari as the newly elected president of New York
State Harbormaster & Bay Constable Association. Congratulations also go out to the
new executive officers, Chris Briggs
,Vice President; Barry Bradley, 2nd Vice President;
Ed "Skip" Meinhold, Treasurer; Donny Edwards, Secretary. Rest assured, this team will
continue the progression of NYSHBCA and work hard for its members.
NYSHBCA and FBI Join Forces

New York State Harbormaster & Bay Constable Association and The Federal Bureau of
Investigation's Melville branch, have recently formed a "Networking" relationship.
Northport Harbormaster Tony Graziano, a retired Nassau County Police Officer who has
worked in the Homeland Security Department, is credited with forming this new
relationship. This will enable our members who work at various law enforcement
departments throughout lower New York State to easily contact FBI officials to share
important information. This is in addition to our network with the United States Coast
Guard, which is part of the Homeland Security Department.  NYSHBCA is continually
expanding its resources to help its members to better protect and serve our
Schneiderman Honors
Bay Constables In
Rescue Effort:
Updated: May 12, 2009, 4:15 pm
After a heroic rescue in Flanders
Bay in April, Suffolk County
Legislator Jay Schneiderman
(I-Montauk) is honoring
Southampton Town Senior Bay
Constable Christopher Kohnken
and Southampton Town Bay
Constable Richard Franks for
their efforts in the rescue
(Read More)
Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman honored
two Southampton Town Bay Constables after the
rescue of two teenage girls in Flanders Bay in April
To help keep the information on the NYSHBCA Home Page fresh and current, a new
page has been added to archive the news and happenings of New York State
Harbormaster & Bay Constable association. Any previous postings that were listed
here can now be found on
NYSHBCA News Archives.
Seven Officer's honored with Outstanding Service Awards for 2012  March 21, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, New York State Harbormaster & Bay Constable
Association held its annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner and meeting at the
Amityville Fire Department. Members came from as far as Easthampton from the east
and from as far as Westchester County from the west. All in all, we had an excellent
turnout of members and guest. The evening started with a cocktail hour and fellowship
amongst members. Then a call to order for the general meeting to take care of
association business. On the agenda was the issuing of  "Outstanding Service Awards"
all for life saving rescues. The awards were presented by president Nick Di Bari to:

Southampton Town Senior Bay Constable Chris Kohnken
Southampton Town Bay Constable Rich Franks
Southampton Town Bay Constable Al Tuzzolo
Oyster Bay Town Bay Constable Chris Briggs
Oyster Bay Town Bay Constable Edward Toscano
Huntington Town Bay Constable Fred Uvena
Huntington Town Bay Constable Tim Lutz

On behalf of the Officers, Directors and Members, Congratulations to these seven Bay
Constables for exemplary service.
Last Exams Given:
End of Summer Picnic 2013

The NYSHBCA End of Summer Picnic was held on Thursday, October,3, 2013 at USCG
Shinnecock, on Shinnecock Bay. The weather was great with plenty of warm sunshine
for October. We had an excellent turnout of members and their guest who all had a
great time. Members met and chatted with other members, sharing on the job stories
and adventures. The food was outstanding which was catered by Scotto's Pork Store of
Hampton Bays. In addition the great menu that offered, Lobtser and clams were also
being chowed down. The fun didn't stop as there were plenty of prizes that were raffled
off. There was also the 50/50 raffle which went to the one lucky ticket holder and all the
proceeds of the raffles help offset the picnic cost. Thanks goes out to the NYSHBCA
Officers and Directors for their hard work in planning and organizing the picnic. Thanks
also go out to the crew of USCG Shinnecock for hosting our event and their assistance.
Outstanding Service Awards For 2012

In 2009, the officers and directors of NYSHBCA, instituted a new program, whereas
recognizing bay constables and harbormasters who are members of NYSHBCA, for
outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty. The program originally called for
choosing one officer from a pool of names who have performed outstandingly during
the course of their duties. Choosing an officer would have earned the "Officer of the
Year" award. Since all officers have performed equally well and deserved to be
recognized, it was a difficult choice to choose only one officer. So the NYSHBCA officers
and directors made changes to the program where more than one officer could be the
recipient of the new "Outstanding Service Award".  With the start of the new program,
these five officers who are members of NYSHBCA were recipients of the first  
"Outstanding Service Award" for their life saving rescues which were presented at the
Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner on March 25, 2010. These officers are
Southampton Town Senior Bay Constable Chris Kohnken, Southampton Town Bay
Constable Rich Franks, Oyster Bay Town Bay Constables Brian Monette, John
Antetomaso and John Schmidt. Our congratulations go out to these five officers.

Submitting Nominations For Outstanding Service 2012

The NYSHBCA will now be accepting nominations from members for officers who have
performed outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty. These instances can
include for example; a life saving rescue, a felony arrest that prevented loss of life or
property or an incident dealing with Homeland Security, etc.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting nominations:

  • Officers who are nominated must be a NYSHBCA member in good standing to
    be eligible for the award.
  • Officers can be nominated by coworkers within their agency.
  • Officer nominations must be accompanied by proof of facts by sending copies of
    news articles and/or links to a news agency website, press releases from the
    department or agency and/or a field or incident report with a CC#.
  • All nominations must be received no later than February 28, 2013. Any
    nominations received after February 28, 2013 may not be considered.
  • The NYSHBCA Officers and Directors will, at their Board of Directors meeting
    prior to March 21, 2013, decide and choose recipients for the awards (based on
    the facts submitted and after thoroughly researching such claims), to be
    presented at the  Annual Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner on March 21, 2013.
NYSHBCA would like to Thank the business's listed below for their support:
Speonk, NY  631-325-8000
Oyster Bay, NY   (516) 922-6200
Town of Hempstead:
(Open to the Public)

Safeguard New York is an outreach initiative
designed to educate individuals, community
groups and other public and private sector
organizations on how to recognize and report
suspicious activity. Safeguard New York
promotes the "See Something, Say
Something" campaign. Information is also
provided on the eight signs of terrorism.

Report Any Suspicious Activity to the
New York State Terrorism Tips Hotline at:
Across New York State
In New York City
Secretary Jeff Walsh Honored
Outgoing association secretary Jeff
Walsh (left) was honored with a
special plaque for his 22 years of
exemplary service as secretary of
NYSHBCA at the annual Corned Beef
& Cabbage Dinner/Meeting on March
24, 2011. President Tim Taylor
presented Jeff the plaque on behalf of
the executive officers, directors and
members of NYSHBCA. Jeff received
an overwhelming congratulatory
applause from everyone there.
President Tim Taylor Honored
Tim Taylor, outgoing president of
NYSHBCA, was honored and presented
with a plaque for his outstanding
service, leadership, dedication, and hard
the annual Corned Beef & Cabbage
Dinner/Meeting held on March 24, 2011.
Vice President Nicholas Di Bari (Left)
congratulated and presented the plaque
to president Tim Taylor on behalf of the
executive officers, directors and
members of NYSHBCA.
  • WHO did you observe?
  • WHAT did you see? Be specific.
  • WHERE did you see it?
  • WHEN did you see it?
  • WHY is it suspicious?

  • DO NOT take direct action.
  • DO NOT confront the individual.
  • DO NOT reveal your suspicions.
  • DO record as many details as
  • DO notify appropriate authorities as
    soon as possible.
2013 Long Island Boat Show

February 2013- NYSHBCA set up an information booth at the LI Boat show held at the
Nassau Coliseum. We have been doing this for the last several years with great
success. The booth is operated by our members who volunteer their time to help
distribute informational pamphlets. This year, due to the Blizzard/ Nor'easter "Nemo",
the boat show was disrupted and additional dates were scheduled for the following
weekend.  NYSHBCA would like to thank members Mal Nathan, Donny Edwards, Jeff
Kropp, Joe Nofi and Barry Bradley for volunteering their time on the weekend of
February 8, 9, and 10, and the following weekend date, 16 and 17 for operating the
NYSHBCA booth. We will be looking for volunteers for the next boat show in 2014 and if
any members are interested, please contact us.
Safeguard New York
Recreational Marine Fishing Registry
On March 31, 2011, New York State Legislature established a no-fee recreational
marine fishing registry to take place of the recreational marine fishing license that was
previously implemented in October 2009. The new no-fee registry legislation was
signed with a "sunset clause," which is set to expire on December 31, 2013. This
means that if the New York State Legislature does not take further action to continue the
registry after the expiration date, the recreational marine license will be implemented
. Visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Website for more information on the saltwater fishing registry
NYSHBCA would like to thank the members and guest who have attended the
End of Summer Picnic held on October 4, 2013 at USCG Station  Shinnecock.
Your continued support helps makes this event possible. On behalf of the officers and
We Thank You!
Please join us on our Public facebook Page!
Cold Water Survival...
§ 40.1 (e) NYS Nav Law: No owner or operator of a pleasure vessel less than 21 feet, including rowboats,
canoes, and
kayaks shall permit its operation, between November 1, and May 1, unless each person on
board such vessel is wearing a securely fastened United States Coast Guard approved
wearable personal flotation device of an appropriate size when such vessel is underway.

Failure to wear a lifejacket on such vessels will be considered
a violation under Section 73-c of the Navigation Law and is
punishable by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100,
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Thursday, March 23, 7pm

Amityville Fire Department
55 West Oak Street
Amityville, NY 11701