- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) - The 100th anniversary of the New York State Police has been commemorated at the upstate site where the first group of troopers began their training.

State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II and Troop D Acting Commander Captain Mark Lincoln led Tuesday’s ceremony at the Cavalry Club in Manlius, near Syracuse. They dedicated a state historical marker honoring the centennial of the creation of the state police in New York.

On April 11, 1917, Gov. Charles Whitman signed a bill into law that established the New York State Police as a full-service law enforcement agency.

Two months later, the first state troopers began their training at the National Guard camp in Manlius. When training was completed in the fall, 232 troopers set out across the state on horseback to being regular patrols.

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