New York Leadership for MAGLOCLEN
In addition to federal monitoring, MAGLOCLEN is governed by a policy board composed of one state and one local representative from each member state. In New York, these leadership positions are held by the following MAGLOCLEN members:
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Tripodo
New York State Police
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
Deputy Chief Michael Woods
312 Wolf Road
Latham, NY 12110
Buffalo Police Department
MAGLOCLEN surveillance equipment was utilized by the Buffalo Police Department’s Safe Streets Task Force in a narcotics investigation. The equipment assisted officers in identifying a suspect and gaining intelligence information concerning the sale of narcotics. The investigation resulted in the arrest of the suspect, who was charged with three counts of criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance. Seizures included two handguns and narcotics.
209 Full Access Member Agencies
97 Limited Access Member Agencies
106,992 Sworn Personnel Served
3,078 Officers and Personnel Trained
1,822 Requests for Criminal Investigative
Research Assistance Involving 4,282 Inquiries
6,600 Intelligence Database Inquiries and
2,834 Intelligence Database Submissions
70 Equipment Requests Involving the Loan of
161 Items of Investigative Equipment
7 Analytical Requests Totaling
42 Products Delivered
16 Audio/Video Enhancements
Hempstead Police Department
MAGLOCLEN audio recording equipment was utilized by the Hempstead Police Department, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, and the New York Field Office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in a narcotics investigation. The equipment was used to secure probable cause for a search warrant on the suspects’ location. As a result of the information gathered, search warrants were executed, which led to the arrests of eight suspects, who were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun were confiscated during the investigation.
Herkimer Police Department
MAGLOCLEN surveillance equipment was utilized by the Herkimer Police Department in a narcotics investigation. The equipment was used to gather intelligence and aid in identifying suspects, who were distributing drugs in area motels. The investigation resulted in the arrests of eight suspects, who were charged with multiple counts of possession and distribution. Seizures included 1.41 ounces of powdered cocaine, valued at $3,000, and 0.53 ounce of crack cocaine, valued at $2,250.
“As always, the analytical product was excellent and received quickly.”
—Greece Police Department
“Great charts! They will be extremely useful in the upcoming trial.”
—Bethlehem Police Department
“Excellent work! Best crime scene drawing that we have seen.”
—Batavia City Police Department
“The assistance from MAGLOCLEN was instrumental in this case, and we are not sure how we would have been able to proceed without its help. MAGLOCLEN has proved, once again, to be an extremely valuable recourse, and the assistance is very much appreciated. We look forward to working with MAGLOCLEN and RISS in the future.”
—Glen Falls Police Department
The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) mission is to assist local, state, federal, and tribal criminal justice agencies by providing adaptive solutions and services that facilitate information sharing, support criminal investigations, and promote officer safety.
The Middle Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN), one of the six RISS Centers, began providing services to its regional member agencies in 1981. MAGLOCLEN’s region consists of:
• District of Columbia
• New Jersey
• New York
Since 1981, the number of criminal justice agencies benefiting from MAGLOCLEN services has grown to more than 1,600 agencies.
Rockland County District Attorney’s Office
MAGLOCLEN audio/video recording equipment was utilized by the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, the Rockland County Intelligence Center, the Spring Valley Police Department, and the Orangetown Police Department in a three-month, multicounty narcotics investigation. The equipment was used to record transactions between the undercover narcotics officers and the drug dealers to provide probable cause for future arrest warrants. An execution of search warrants on the suspected drug locations resulted in the arrests of four individuals, who were charged with felony drug violations, including endangering the welfare of a child. Seizures included $216,000 in U.S. currency and two firearms, valued at $2,000.
Spring Valley Police Department
MAGLOCLEN surveillance equipment was utilized by the Spring Valley Police Department and the Rockland County Drug Task Force during a narcotics investigation. The equipment was used to aid investigators in securing a search warrant on the suspect’s residence. The investigation resulted in the arrest of one suspect, who was charged with drug possession and child endangerment. Seizures included 0.35 ounce of crack cocaine, valued at $500.
State University of New York Police Department
Stalking and Sexual Assault
MAGLOCLEN surveillance equipment was utilized by the State University of New York Police Department in an investigation involving allegations of stalking and sexual assault by a complainant. The equipment was installed to prove or disprove the allegations. As a result of the recorded video, it was proved that the complainant had lied to authorities about the allegations. When confronted with the video, the complainant admitted to investigators that she fabricated the allegations. The complainant was arrested and charged with ten counts of false reporting and eight counts of making a punishable written false statement.