Dateline NBC meets New York’s ‘ECO cops’
Meet New York State Police’s Environmental Conservation Officers. For their ‘Green is Universal’ coverage, NBC’s Dateline follows two green-clad cops who enforce environmental law on the streets of New York City. But these ECO Police are no new green trend – NBC’s Chris Hansen reports that they’ve ‘been around for over a century’. A police force that once concentrated on fish and game regulations now also tackles issues such as pollution and food sanitation in America’s biggest and busiest city, as part of the State of New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation. Sounds pretty cool – gun toting, big hat wearing, New York City cops who combat environmental crime and stop people from eating seriously poisonous fish. Watch the NBC Dateline report below.