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Co-op City Department of Public Safety

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Co-op City Department of Public Safety
Common name

Co-op City Public Safety

Co-op City Police
Abbreviation CCPD
COOP City Police Patch.jpg
Patch of the Co-op City Department of Public Safety
Agency overview
Employees 110+
Legal personality Non government: Housing co-operative
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of New York in the state of New York, USA
Map of New York Highlighting New York City.svg
Map of Co-op City Department of Public Safety's jurisdiction.
Size 15 sq.mi.(39 km²)
Population 60,000
Legal jurisdiction New York City
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction Buildings and lands occupied or explicitly controlled by the institution and the institution's personnel, and public entering the buildings and precincts of the institution.
Operational structure
Public Safety Officers 100+
Clerical Staff


Agency executive Frank Apollo, Chief
Official Site
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Co-op City Department of Public Safety (CCPD) is a private police force in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, whose duties are to protect the property and citizens of Co-op City, and to enforce state and city laws on Co-op City property. The Co-op City Department of Public Safety currently employs more than 100 Public Safety officers and 10 civilian employees.[1][2][3]


Co-op City management created the Co-op City Department of Public Safety to protect the property and citizens of Co-op City. Co-op City is the largest housing development in the world, with approximately 60,000 residents, 35 high rise buildings, 3 shopping centers, 240 duplex townhouses, 2 school complexes, and 8 parking garages over a 15-square-mile (39 km2) area.


Co-op City Department of Public Safety has the following units:

  • Patrol Unit - Officers patrol on foot and in patrol cars
  • Bicycle Unit - Officers patrol on bicycles
  • Emergency Services Unit - Officers patrol in rescue trucks, are fully certified EMT's, back up other officers when necessary, and are trained to handle rescue, tactical, and medical emergencies
  • Detective Squad - Detectives investigate and solve crimes, apprehend criminals, and locate missing persons
  • Gang Intelligence Unit - Officers investigate gangs and gang activity, and try to keep gangs and gang activity to a minimum
  • Community Affairs - Officers keep in close contact with the public, and try to keep a good rapport between the public and the department
  • Training Unit - Responsible for all training given to all employees
  • Investigations Unit - Officers investigate all internal investigations involving personnel
  • Community Policing - Officers increase community participation in activities and community based public safety programs


Public Safety Recruits must pass a training course which includes all necessary training required by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for training as a Peace Officer. In addition, recruits go through training in physical control of a subject, the use and effects of pepper spray, and firearms training.[4] In 2008, the department started giving Public Safety officers training in Segways after the department deployed 3 Segways for patrol.[5][6]


Public Safety Officers are equipped with a firearm, can of pepper spray, baton, handcuffs, flashlight, and police radio.

Power and authority

Public Safety Officers have Special Patrolmen status authorized by the city and state. With Special Patrolmen status, officers have peace officer powers while on duty. With peace officer powers, officers can make warrant less arrests, carry and use handcuffs, and use physical and deadly force. In 2008, the city of New York granted Co-op City Public Safety officers the authority to issue parking summonses to illegally parked vehicles on Co-op City property.[7]


Currently, the department utilizes Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors, 9C1 police package Chevrolet Impalas, Ford E-Series and Chevrolet Express vans, scooters, Ford E-350 trucks and Ford F-550 trucks. The Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors, Chevrolet Impalas, Ford E-Series vans, and scooters are used for patrol, detective squad, gang intelligence unit, community affairs, and investigations unit, and the Ford E-350 and Ford F-550 trucks for the emergency services unit...[8][9]

Fallen officers

Since the establishment of the Co-op City Department of Public Safety, one officer has died while on duty.[10]

Officer End of Watch Cause
Detective Frank T. DiNapoli Saturday, December 16, 1995 Gunfire

See also


  1. ^ "Uniformed Patrol". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Community Policing". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Organization". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Training". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Technology". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Department Photos". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Public Safety Report". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Co-Op City Housing Police Bronx NY". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Co-Op City Police Department Van, Bronx, New York City". Flickr - Photo Sharing!. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Co-op City Department of Public Safety, New York, Fallen Officers". The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). Retrieved 1 June 2015. 

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