Hate Crimes Task Force

Hate Crimes Task Force

About the Task Force

The Hate Crimes Task Force was created in 2018 to address the increase in bias-motivated threats, harassment and violence throughout New York State.

Run by the State Police with the assistance of the State Division of Human Rights, and the Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Task Force works together to prevent, investigate, and monitor Hate Crimes and violations of Human Rights Law.

The Task Force works collaboratively with local law enforcement and prosecutors. Referrals are received from these entities, as well as from the hotline, the textline and various other channels.

Watch: Hate Crimes Task Force

Learn more about Task Force and how to file a complaint or report a hate crime.


File a Complaint or Report a Tip

Call: 1-888-392-3644 or Text "HATE" to 81336

Residents who have experienced bias-motivated threats, harassment or discrimination are encouraged to call the toll-free hotline from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. open Monday-Friday. If you need to report a crime or fear your safety, call 911 immediately.

We will never allow fear and intolerance to tear at the fabric of who we are

New York must always be the beacon of tolerance and hope

View the latest news from the Hate Crimes Task Force.

Participating New York State Agencies