The mission of the Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) is "to protect and enhance the environment and natural resources of the State of New York while also protecting the health and safety of its people through the enforcement of Environmental Conservation and related laws and public education."
Director of DLE, Karen Przyklek says, "as public servants, our Environmental Conservation Police Officers and Investigators are committed to providing the best possible services to the citizens and visitors of the State of New York. The primary mission of the Division of Law Enforcement is to protect the people and resources of the State of New York. This mission is accomplished by over 278 sworn members of the Division of Law Enforcement. They focus their efforts on Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) enforcement although they are empowered to enforce all laws of the state. Their mission encompasses two broad enforcement areas. We have an obligation to respond to the increasing public demands in a way that is timely and respectful."