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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

NYPD - Historical and Current Research: Getting Started

This is a guide mainly focusing on the history of the NYPD, but modern sources are covered too. By Ellen Belcher

NYPD & Other Police Websites

The Official NYPD website links to the Police Academy, Police Precincts and other divisions within the NYPD. NYPD Angels website offers a historical compendium of Police Precincts - the numbers were changed in 1924 & 1929

The Police Foundation is a non-profit that receives private donations to the NYPD

The New York City Police Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the NYPD.

Civilian Complaint Review Board The CCRB is an independant board has an online complaint form and links to their status reports and monthly statistical reports.


NYPD Unions

The PBA - Patrolmens' Benevolent Association is the Union for the NYPD Patrolmen

The DBA- Detectives Endowment Association is the union for the NYPD Detectives

The SBA - Sergeants Benevolent Association is the union for NYPD Sergeants

The LBA Lieutenants Benevolent Association is the union for NYPD Lieutenants

The CEA - Captains Endowment Association is the union for NYPD Captains


NYPD Societies and Associations -some of these groups include employees of other NYC Law Enforcement Agencies as their members, some are chapters of National Organisations

NYPD Emerald Society

NYPD Columbia Association

NYPD Steuben Association

NYPD Hispanic Society

NYPD Pulaski Association

NYPD Shomrim Society

NYPD Holy Name Society

Police Officers for Christ

Policewomen's Endowment Association

NYPD Desi Society

The Police Square Club

GOAL-NY NY Gay Officers Action League


Other NYC Law Enforcement Agencies

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Included on the Division's Web site are criminal justice statistics for New York state as well as a Directory of New York State Criminal Justice Agencies. Some, but not all are sworn peace officers and as such carry firarms and have full arresting capabilities and not only enforce the rules and laws under their jurisdiction, but also all NY State and NYC laws.

Some subways and some bridges and tunnels are policed by the MTA Police

Other bridges and tunnels are policed by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police

Other bridges are policed by the New York State Bridge Authority Police

Some areas of NYC are the jurstiction of the New York State Police

The Department of Sanitation rules are enforced by DSNY Police

The New York Harbor is policed by the Commission of the New York Harbor Police

New York Forests are protected by the Forest Rangers

Other police operating in NYC are listed on Wikipedia