New York Troopers - History
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 In July 1917, the original 232 troopers of the newly formed New York State Constabulary were directed to appear at the New York National Guard farm at Manlius, NY for instruction & training to prepare them for police work.  Since then & through the early 1960s, recruit troopers worked in the field for a period of time before attending the Police School. The field work was considered necessary to determine if the recruit was suitable for police work.
Corrections and verifications are always welcome. Photos and other material, where available, appear by clicking on the year or other highlighted bold links.  
 
 Year
Session
Period/Length
Names
Location - Comments
 
 
 
Camp Newayo Manlius, NY  ( Near Syracuse, NY)   For additional information and  images, go to the HISTORY page.
1918
 
1919
 
1920
 
 
 
1/3 of each Troops manpower was always kept in reserve at or near the Troops headquarters. While at barracks, classes & updates on law was provided to troopers, as they rotated duties. Enlistments were for two year terms with new hires trained at the troop level.  
 
 
 
 
Prohibition period (1920 – 1933) began Jan 17, 1920, mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.   This was a period of “enlistment”.
1st
Nov 1st - Nov 30th
 
The first use of the word "Session", Image initially ID's as 1922 - later found in the 1921 Annual Report. Note the older person, left side.  wonder what his role in the class was?  53 graduates
1922
       2nd
 


No names Troopers Enlisted for a period of two years.  
 
1923
 
 1924
      3rd
 
   4th
 
 
 
 Feb 1 - Mar 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1925
 
 
 
At Troy NY  
1926
    8th 
Jan 18 - Feb 28 - 
6 weeks 
 
If you have any knowledge of photos or names of classes of
the 1920s or 1930's please contact us.
1927
No Classes  
 
 
 
1928
 
   9th 
 
 
   10th
 Jan - Feb 14
Yes
Names are written on the  individual cameo   128 Graduates
   11th 
 Jan 6 - Feb 13 
No
Just the class director and officials
1931
   12th 
 
 
 
   13th
 
 
Jan - Feb 25 
Yes
Names are written on the  individual cameo    100 graduates
   14th 
Jan - Feb 28 
Yes
Names are written on the  individual cameo -  73 Graduates
   15th 
 
No
Sesson numbers were not recorded on most class photos until late 1950's
1935
NO SESSIONS 
 
 
 
1936
NO SESSIONS 
 
 
 
   16TH 
Jan 4 - Jan 30 
1937 Names are written on the individual cameo - 104 Graduates
 
 
 
   17TH 
 
 
 
There is no mention of 18th in annual reports
 
Feb 8 - Mar 6 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 88 Graduates
No mention of an 18th session 
 
 
A special course was added for V&T Law & Traffic control. Could possibly be the 18th
 
   19TH 
Jan 31 - Feb 25 
No
 
1939
NO SESSIONS 
 
 
 
   20TH 
Jan 8 - Feb 
 Yes
Names are written on the  individual cameo
 
 
 
 
    21ST 
Jan 6 - Feb 1 
Yes
Names appear on individual cameo - Much effort went into restoration of this
1941
   22ND 
Feb 17 - Mar 6 
 
 
 
 
 
genealogical purposes.
1942-44
NO SESSIONS  WW II 
 
 
World War II - no classes.  Many Troopers served in military units.
 
 
 
1945 
   23RD 
 
 
 
   24TH
 
Feb12 - Mar10 
 
 
 
Mar19 - Apr14 
 
 
2 Week Veterans Refresher Courses
1. Dec 3, 1945 - 19 members
2. Jan 7,  1946 - 32 member
3. Jan 21, 1946 - 24 members  
Image posted on A Cordary Picasa Album - click on year
The 1945 annual report lists this class
   24TH 
Feb 18 - Mar10
Yes
 39 Graduates - The 1946 annual report also lists this class.
 Names appear with image
Military Refresher Courses were given:
Jan 7 - Jan 16
Jan 21 - Feb 1
Sep 9 - Sep 21
    25th 
April - May
No  
1947
26th
Labeled May
Yes Names appear with image
1947 27th Nov - Dec
Yes
Names appear with image
      28th 
Jan
Yes Names partially, working on a complete list
1948 29th March Yes
Names appear with image
     30th 
Nov 8 - Dec 18 Yes
Names appear with image
       31 
Jan 10 - Feb 18
Yes
Names appear with image
 
 
 
1949
 
       32 
 
 
        33
Feb 28 - Apr 9 
 
Apr 18 - May 28

 

 
Yes
Names appear with image
34
Jan - Feb
Yes
Names appear with image
1950 35 Mar - Apr
Yes
Names appear with image
         36 
Feb-Mar Yes
Names appear with image
         37 
Nov 10 - Dec 20
Yes
Names appear with image   64 Graduates
         38 
Jan 5- Feb 14
Yes
Names appear with image -  4 sessions held in 1953
1953 
      39    
Feb 16-Mar 28
Yes
Names appear with image
        40 
Mar 30 - May 9
Yes
Names appear with image
        41 
May 11 - Jun 20
Yes
Names appear with image
1954
        42
 
        43
 
        44
 
     45 
 
 
4 sessions held in 1954 
       46
 
       47
 
 
Feb-Mar
 
 
No
5 sessions held in 1955
 
Need Names - if you can help           email  kurpal1962@gmail.com
       48
Mar-May
No
Need Names - if you can help
       49
May-June
No
Need Names - if you can help
       50
Oct 31-Dec 13
No
Need Names - if you can help
1956
       51
Jan 9 - Feb 18
 
 
       52
Feb 20-Mar 31
No

Need Names - if you can help           email  kurpal1962@gmail.com
1956
       53
Nov 12-Dec 22 No
Need Names - if you can help           email  kurpal1962@gmail.com
1957
 
1957
 
1957     
       54
 
       55
 
       56              
Jan 7 - Feb 16
 
Feb 18 - Mar 30
 
Nov 11 - Dec 
 
 
 
 
 
46 Troopers 9 Municipal
1958
     57
Jan 6 - Feb 15 
 
Image posted on A Cordary Picasa Album - click on year
     58
Feb 17-Mar 29 No
Image is of a small resolution, attempting to locate original and names
     59
Mar 31-May 10
Yes
Names appear with image
     60
Oct Nov Dec
No
 
1960      64 Jan - Mar
No  
     65
Oct - Dec
No
 
1961      66 Jan -Mar
No
 
     67
Dec No
 
1961      68  
 
68th Names                                               List courtesy T R Reese
1961      69  
 
69th Names                                              List courtesy T R Reese
     70 Jan - March
 
 
     71
Jan - March
 
 
     72
Apr - June
 

     73
Apr - June
 

     74
June - Sept
 
10-12-2011 -74 - 77 session photos help from  Zack and Pete
     75
June - Sept
 
Albany Names A-B      Albany Names B-F          Albany Names F-K   75th Spl List
     76
June - Sept
 
Albany Names K-M      Albany Names M-O
     77
June - Sept
 
1962
     78
June - Sept

SUNY- Oneonta     Names  A-C    Names C-F
1962
     79
 
SUNY-Oneonta      Names F-H      Names J-M
1962      80 June - Sept
SUNY-Oneonta       Names M-P     Names P-T
1962
     81
June - Sept
SUNY-Oneonta       Names T-Y(197)
1962
     82
 
 
Oneonta-Syracuse - grad-Hendricks Chapel Syracuse Univ
1962      83  
 
Oneonta-Syracuse   
1962
     84
 
 
Sidney - graduation Sidney High School Dec 21, 1962
1963      85
Jun - Sep 4 
 
12 week session - 117 Graduates 
1963
     86
 
 
And a 2nd image - Was someone left out?
1963
     87
 
 
Which session?At Oneonta only one with the door open!
1964      88
 
 
Training increased from 12 to 16 weeks - 4 classes - 130 graduates 
1964
     89
 
 
 
1964
     90
 
 
 
1964      91
 
 
 
1965 
     92
 
 
3 classes - 125 graduates 
1965
 
     93
 
 
 
1965 
    94
 
 
 
1965-66
    95
 
 
Smollingers Nov 65 - Mar 66 - Need names
1965-66
    96
 
 
93 recruits started 11 Nov 65 will graduate Mar 1966. at temporary quarters in Greene County
 
1966 
    97
 
 
 9 classes held during 1966 - During Jun, Jul & Aug they were held at Oneonta. The rest were held at rented quarters in Greene County 309 graduates
1966 
    98
 
 
Jun 23 at Oneonta, then Smollingers 
1966 
    99
 
 
Jun 23 at Oneonta, then Smollingers 
1966
   100
EOD October 31
 
Jun 23 at Oneonta, then Smollingers
Smollingers Freehold, NY 
1966
   101
EOD October 31
 
Jun 23 at Oneonta, then Smollingers 
1966
   102
EOD October 31
Yes
Smollingers - 101 & 102 Sessions Courtesy W G "Bill"Sprague
1966
   103
EOD October 31
Yes
 Smollingers - Names are on the image
1967 
 
 
 
7 classes were held graduating 299 / classes during Jun, Jul & Aug were held at Oneonta. The rest were held at rented quarters in Greene County 
1967
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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