Harlem’s Legendary Samuel Jesse Battle, The First African-American New York City Police Department Officer, 1883 – 1966

Samuel Jesse Battle, January 16, 1883 – August 7, 1966, was an American police officer and the first African-American New York City Police Department officer, sworn in on March 6, 1911.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Major NYPD Traffic Enforcement For Return Of For Return Of “Dusk And Darkness”

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the return of the City’s annual fall Dusk and Darkness campaign to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe during fall and winter evenings.

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Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order For First Ever LGBTQIA+ Liaison Position

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed an Executive Order to enshrine the position of LGBTQIA+ Liaison within the Office of the Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department. Continue Reading →


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Update: NYC Urban Search And Recuse Team Activated To Assist In Hurricane Ida Response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has activated Urban Search and Rescue – New York Task Force 1 to deploy 83 members to assist in Hurricane Ida response and recovery efforts in Louisiana. Continue Reading →


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