13 March 2020
Keith M. Corlett
Public Information Office:  (518) 457-2180

The New York State Police today announced changes to the graduation ceremony for the 209th session of the State Police Basic School, which was scheduled to be held March 18, 2020, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

Consistent with the restrictions on mass gatherings announced by Governor Cuomo, the ceremony will now be closed to the public, and is being moved to the New York State Police Academy on the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany.

The closed ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at 11 a.m.

Public safety is a mission priority for our Troopers, which the graduating members of the 209th Basic School have learned throughout the last six months of their training. While we understand that closing the ceremony is disappointing for family and friends, this is an extraordinary circumstance. The State Police fully supports the restrictions that have been put in place in order to maintain public safety.

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