DCJS Public Safety Symposium


2024 DCJS Public Safety Symposium

September 17-20, 2024

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is bringing together criminal justice professionals from around New York State and beyond for the 2024 Public Safety Symposium. This Symposium will be held in Albany, NY, from September 17 to 20, 2024, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

The goal of the symposium is to convene police, prosecutors, community supervision, crime analysts, researchers, community members and criminal justice practitioners from around the state and country. Over the course of four days attendees will learn about innovative public safety initiatives, evidence-based violence reduction practices, and other contemporary criminal justice topics.

The event is open to anyone involved in public safety efforts in their community and will showcase over 100 presentations on a wide variety of important public safety topics, including:

  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Officer Wellness
  • Shared Public Safety Initiatives
  • Community and Youth Engagement
  • Crime Analysis
  • Procedural Justice/Criminal Justice Reform
  • Community Supervision
  • Evidence-Based Policing
  • And many others…

We are also pleased to announce a keynote address by:
Kassy Alia Ray, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Serve and Connect
Together, We Are Better: A Story of Tragedy and Hope

On September 30th, tragedy struck when Officer Greg Alia with the Forest Acres Police Department was killed in the line of duty. In this presentation, his wife, Kassy, shares their story and how his sacrifice inspired a movement for hope and healing that has transformed the landscape of community-police relations across South Carolina and spread a new narrative of togetherness nationwide.

For more on this movement click here: Serve & Connect (serveandconnect.org)

Other keynote addresses will be announced at a later date.

Please register for the symposium here: 2024 Public Safety Symposium Registration.
For questions on the symposium, please contact us at [email protected].


To view our trailer video on YouTube, please visit:
Symposium Trailer

We look forward to seeing you in September!