One of the four original 1917 Troops, Troop K covers a 2,100 square mile area from the Rensselaer/Columbia County line to the New York City limits.
From 17 stations, its Members provide service to nine cities, 37 villages, and 62 towns. Among the characteristics distinguishing this region are its population density, which varies from more than 2,000 persons per square mile in Westchester County, to about 100 per square mile in Columbia County. Troopers provide service in urban, suburban, rural communities, and encounter a large population of weekend residents and transient traffic.
Even in its most densely populated areas, the geography of Troop K is picturesque, consisting of gentle hills, valleys, and prime farmland. Bordered on the east by the states of Massachsetts and Connecticut, the Hudson River forms the Troop's western border. The Taconic State Parkway, one of the country's most scenic highways, runs the entire length of the Troop.
Some of the state’s most wealthy and influential residents live in the southern portion of the Troop, and the region’s proximity to New York City makes it a heavy commuter corridor. The combination of heavily traveled roads, variegated geography and a highly diverse population presents Members assigned to Troop K with a demanding law enforcement experience.
Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester