New York City Police Department

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  • Fidelis Ad Mortem: The New York City Police Department

    Policing Society Local Police Dept. NYPD The New York Police Department is the largest municipal police force in the United States. The primary responsibilities of the police force is to enforce the law and investigate crimes in the five boroughs. The New York Police Department is one of the oldest departments in the United States. There are approximately 34,500 uniformed police officers working within 76 precincts, 12 Transit Districts and 9 Housing Police Service Areas. There are over 300 units within the police department including, the K-9 unit, Aviation, Budgeting & Accounting, Crime Scene Unit, Detective Bureau, Electronics Section and many more. Each of these officers are offered special benefits for their services such as unlimited opportunities. NYPD’s motto is the Latin phrase “Fidelis Ad Mortem” The phrase mean Faithful unto Death. This phrase first came about in 1872. The citizens used this phrase to serve as gratitude towards the policemen for keeping the city peaceful and surviving the civil war draft riots in 1863. The flag of the police department consist of green and white stripes and 24 stars within a blue square. There are five green and stripes which represents the five boroughs of New York, the blue represents the police department and the 24 stars represent 23 towns and villages that formed together to create New York city. The 24th star represents the city itself. New York had its first taste of law enforcement in 1625. At this time New…

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  • Blue Wall Of Silence Ethics

    An ethical issue that all police officers face is breaking the unwritten law i.e. “The Blue Wall Of Silence”. “The Blue Wall Of Silence” is unwritten code among police officers that they are not to report their fellow officers. Officers that do not follow this code are then excommunicated from the department, so to speak, and lose everything that they’ve worked so hard to achieve. They are labeled as snitches and are no longer welcome within a department; upper management can even punish…

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  • Police Vs Bikers

    Illegal-Bikers Vs. Police Over 10 incidents a week occur between the New York Police Department and bikers. Not bikers as in bicycles. They are Motorcycle riders or also known as illegal riders for the NYPD. This is not only a New York issue. But riders from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and several parts of jersey also have sky high tensions with their local police departments. These illegal riders take the streets in large volume. Some crews go riding with 100 plus bikes. Imagine driving your car…

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  • NYPD Research Paper

    The New York Police Department has grown significantly over the past 160 years. Now there are a little under 35,000 uniformed officers vigilance officers in the streets and 51,000 employees overall. There are 8 million people in New York City with a ratio of 4.18 police officer per 1,000 people. The NYPD mission was to improve the lifestyle of the city by “enforce the law, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment” (NYPD Mission). The NYPD duties are “enforcing laws,…

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  • New York City Analysis

    Hasan Final Essays 1. Analyze New York City’s rise as a diverse metropolis during the 1950s. In your essay, include a detailed analysis of the Puerto Rican migration to New York City. What were the causes of this migration? What conditions in Puerto Rico led many of its citizens to choose New York City? What government programs also led many Puerto Ricans to choose to come to the mainland, in particular, New York City? What problems did Puerto Ricans face when they arrived in New York City?…

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  • How Did Theodore Roosevelt Deal With Crime And Corruption

    Before he was president, Theodore Roosevelt gained firsthand experiences with crime and corruption as the police commissioner of New York City. Lasting only two years in the job, cleaning up New York's crime proved to be one of the only challenges too tough for even Theodore Roosevelt. Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt null Background First, we need to appreciate the world in which Theodore Roosevelt was living. He was appointed police commissioner in 1895 at the age of 35. At the time, the…

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  • Frisk History

    History of Racial Bias with New York Police Department Stop and Frisk Policy New York utilize constitutional laws to govern its state, they relied on constitutional guidelines, for example; New York did not incorporate an express protection from unreasonable searches and seizures into the state constitution until 1938, relying instead upon Section 8 of the Civil Rights La. Section 12 of Article I of the State Constitution contains two paragraphs, the first identical to the Fourth Amendment and…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Community Policing

    sent to prison. Police are the people that help keep others safe and protected however it is no easy job. In the words of our President, Barrack Obama Police are here to keep our social norms in sync, “Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They 've got a tough job to do to maintain public…

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  • Prostitution In The Progressive Era

    League. These groups were already united on many issues such as labor rights, women’s rights, minimum wage laws, etc. Thus, in 1900, a reform group known as the “New York Committee of Fifteen” conducted undercover vice investigations and released their first report with the title “The Social Evil.” A similar group with ties to the New York Anti-Saloon League, known as the “Committee of Fourteen,” did a comparable investigation of prostitution three years later. From 1910 to 1917, 43 different…

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  • Counterterrorism Case Study Essay

    Case Study After the frustration of limited help from the federal government and the new growing fear of terrorism the New York City Police Department created a number of counterterrorism units to combat terrorism affecting the city. The NYPD even mentions in their mission statement on their counterterrorism unit page “Built upon the realization that the City could not rely solely on the federal government for its defense, the Counterterrorism Bureau was created” ( Although the City…

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