State Police has issued a field guide for its troopers and other law enforcement on how to handle New York’s controversial gun-control law.
The 20-page guide, quietly issued last month and obtained by Gannett’s Albany Bureau, notes that police officers have been concerned about enforcing the SAFE Act, which was championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and passed by the Legislature last January.
Darcy Wells, a spokesman from State Police, said field guides are often issued to assist police with new laws.
“We issue field guides on a routine basis, and in this case, because this is a new law, we had our counsel’s office put together a guide not only for our members but others in law enforcement,” Wells said in an email.
Get a copy of the Guide to the New York SAFE Act for Members of the New York State Police, by clicking below: