Job Opportunity

Intercept Security is seeking part-time and full-time security officers for a variety of locations in Rochester/Monroe County area with limited other positions in the Syracuse, Ithaca and Binghamton areas. Perfect for retirees looking to supplement their income. NYS Security License required prior to starting, but not required for consideration. Hourly rates may vary by job.

In particular, there is also immediate openings for NEW positions in Rochester & Ithaca from 5:00pm-9:30pm Monday – Saturday and 2pm-6pm Sundays starting at $15.00 hour.

If interested, please contact Andrea at / 585-872-0086 or Steven Scott at / 585-872-0086.

S.O.A.R.’s Raffle

Help support the Home Of Anthony. $10.00 per ticket, with a chance to win two dinner tickets, two drink tickets and $5,500 in cash prizes.

The Arpaler Dinner is Friday May 25, 2018 at the Italian American Community Center (150 Frank Dimino Way, Rochester). Cash bar starts at 5:30, dinner at 6:00.

The winning ticket to be drawn April 25, 2018 at Arpaler’s Luncheon.

For tickets, call Larry Crawford at 585-278-6027 or email

Call to Action: Parole Opposition for Joseph Comfort

To all Active and Retired NYSPIA Members,

Please read the below request on behalf of the New York State Troopers PBA for a Call to Action to oppose the consideration of parole for Joseph Comfort. Comfort is responsible for the murder of Inv. Robert L. VanHall, Jr. in 1980. Recently a decision by Judge Victor Grossman paved the way for the Parole Board to release John Ruzas, who murdered Trooper Emerson J. Dillon over 40 years ago. Judge Grossman ignorantly decided to hold the parole board in contempt for considering the opposition letters written by members of law enforcement. This cannot continue and the time is now more than ever to become involved and aggressively oppose the release of another cop killer.

Call to Action: Parole Opposition

We are writing to ask for your support and action to ensure that a convicted felon who killed a New York State Police Investigator decades ago remains in prison. Joseph Comfort, who murdered Inv. Robert L. VanHall Jr., is scheduled for a parole hearing during the week of January 29, 2018. We need your help to ensure Comfort is denied parole and kept in prison, where he belongs.

Investigator VanHall, who dedicated his life to serving and protecting the public, worked undercover in the war against drugs and was on duty on December 5, 1980 when he was murdered. He was shot with a sawed-off, double barreled shotgun. His partner was also wounded.

Investigator VanHall had also served two tours in the jungles of Vietnam as a Green Beret where he distinguished himself by being awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars – including one with a V Device – and a Purple Heart. After all of his service and sacrifice, Investigator VanHall was senselessly gunned down on the streets of Corning serving the people of New York State.

If you would like to mail a letter of opposition to the Board of Parole, it should be sent to the following address:

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Attn: Office of Victim Assistance
1220 Washington Ave, Building 2
Albany, New York 12226

If you would like to submit a letter of opposition to the Board of Parole, you are able to do so by sending an email to the Office of Victim Assistance at In your email, please include the following:
Subject of Your Email: Letter of Opposition

(In the body of your email, please include the DIN and Inmate Information below. Also included below is a sample letter that you can use as part of your correspondence. It would be most beneficial if you could personalize or vary your letter a little bit so that the Parole Board sees each letter as an individual submission and not a copy.)

DIN: 82C0273
Inmate Last Name: Comfort
Inmate First Name: Joseph

I oppose the parole of convicted murderer Joseph Comfort (DIN 82C0273), who brutally murdered New York State Police Investigator Robert L. VanHall Jr. on December 5, 1980. Investigator VanHall dedicated his life to serving and protecting the public and was working undercover in the war against drugs when he was murdered. He was shot by Comfort with a sawed-off, double barreled shotgun and his partner was also wounded. Investigator VanHall was also a Vietnam veteran who was awarded several service medals. Comfort has no respect for the criminal justice system or the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to protect the public. Given the appalling statistics of police officers being killed or assaulted, coupled with the fact that Joseph Comfort has already murdered a New York State Trooper, I fear that history would repeat itself if Joseph Comfort was granted parole.

Christopher M. Quick
New York State Police Investigators Association
54 State Street Suite 300
Albany, NY 12207

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Call to Action: Parole Opposition for Joseph Comfort

The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters

TWAW Shooting Chapters is a non-profit organization that organizes local groups of women around the country (there are 14 chapters within NYS). They meet monthly to practice, learn and grow as shooters. Creating opportunities for women to be introduced to issues important to them, learn safe gun handling and train together.

Go to and learn more about our local chapter which meets at The Firing Pin in Bergen NY.

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters

Discounts for First Responders, Active & Retired military

The following dealerships offer discounts:

  • Bob Johnson Chevrolet: $750 Hometown Heroes (Educators, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, Paramedics and former Military) Bonus Cash
  • In the north country, FX Caprara: $500 rebate for active & retired military.

Please contact the dealership for more details.

Job Opportunities

We have several opportunities available in the Rochester area. Below are links to apply to the various positions or candidates can go to As always we will assist any new hire with the training they need to get a NYS Guard’s License. We are looking to fill Full Time, Part Time, and Supervisor Positions. We have entry level and experienced positions available as well as summer positions. Please feel free to have your candidates apply online, stop by the Rochester office, or reach out to me directly.

Research Facility

This site requires a Top Secret Clearance and a Valid Driver’s License. Experience in security or a related field is beneficial—full-time-research-and-development-facility—rochester-ny/job

Office Garage

This post is access control and foot patrol for an office building garage. The site does require a valid driver’s license. This is an entry level position—part-time-garage-site—rochester-ny/job

Front Lobby

This is a lobby position for an office complex. Officers will be stationed at a front desk to sign in visitors and monitor the camera system. There is a good amount of customer interaction. This site does require a valid driver’s license—part-time-office-building—rochester-ny/job

Manufacturing Facility

This site is outside of the city of Rochester in Palmyra. It is an overnight position. This is an entry level post.—part-time-manufacturing-site—palmyra-ny/job

Office Building

This is a foot patrol and access control post. This post is entry level.—part-time-office-building—rochester-ny/job

Thank You

Eric Willard
Regional Recruiter
Allied Universal

The 2017 Challenge Coin is NOW AVAILABLE for Preorder

March 2017 579This uniquely shaped coin pays homage to the FAMILY. The FAMILY which is LAW ENFORCEMENT; The FAMILY that is the MCSO and the FAMILY of those who wear our badge.


Because we were able to find a new supplier, we are able to offer the coin at a very reasonable $5.00 each regardless of quantity.

Orders will be filled upon delivery and are first come, first served with an edition of 1,000 pieces.

All proceeds benefit the MCSO Awards Program.

For more information, please contact:

Todd C. Allen
Quartermaster/Procurement Officer/Agency Historian
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
130 Plymouth Ave., South
Rochester, New York 14614
(585) 753-4001

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on The 2017 Challenge Coin is NOW AVAILABLE for Preorder

Happy Birthday Marie!


If you see Marie Hockreitter on March 12th, please wish her a very happy birthday.

And if you can’t say it in person, cards can be sent to the SOAR Office (170 Mt Read Blvd. Rochester, NY 14611). They will be forwarded to Marie.

Posted in Miscellaneous | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Marie!