Long Beach Police Department (New York)

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Coordinates: 40°35′21.95″N 73°39′57.76″W / 40.5894306°N 73.6660444°W / 40.5894306; -73.6660444

Long Beach Police Department
Abbreviation LBPD
Long Beach, NY Police.jpg
Seal of the Long Beach Police Department
Agency overview
Employees 69
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Long Beach in the state of New York, USA
Legal jurisdiction Long Beach, New York
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Long Beach, New York
Police Officers 69
Agency executive Michael Tagney, Police Commissioner
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

Long Beach Police Department (New York) is the primary law enforcement agency for the City of Long Beach on the South Shore of Long Island. Established in 1911, it has approximately 68 sworn members.[1] LBPD Headquarters is located at One West Chester Street, across from the Long Beach Fire Department. The Police Commissioner is Michael Tangney.[2]


The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has been serving Long Beach, New York since 1911. The Department frequently works together with the nearby Nassau County Police Department. The Department originally started with 36 police officers, who were issued six-shot revolvers.[citation needed] Now, the LBPD has state-of-the-art equipment, including non-lethal weapons.

In the summer of 2007, the LBPD started using two Segway people movers on the boardwalk for patrol. Long Beach police are the first to use Segways on Long Island.[3]

In 2011, the Long Beach Police Department was featured on the television series Speeders.[4][citation needed]


The City of Long Beach, a community of more than 35,000 residents, has been served since 1911 by the Long Beach Police Department.[5] Commissioner Michael Tangney leads the Department. In addition to the Uniformed Patrol Force, the Department has the following specialized units: Detective Division, Narcotics Task Force, Street Crimes Unit, Traffic Division, Motorcycle Unit and Identification Division.

The Department employs Bicycle Patrols on the Boardwalk and for major events such as races or bike tours and Four Wheel Drive vehicle's patrol on the beach.

Aside from officer's service weapons, the department also utilizes a wide variety of non-lethal weapons, such as pepper spray, expandable batons, TASERs, and pepperball devices.[6]

Rank structure[edit]

Title Insignia
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US-O1 insignia.svg
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Police Officer/Detective

Auxiliary Police[edit]

The Long Beach Police Department also has an Auxiliary Unit, where members, who are certified in CPR/AED assist with parade crowd control, bike patrols, beach and boardwalk patrols, as well as school patrols. Members serve as the "Eyes and Ears of the Long Beach Police Department", and carry a baton, handcuffs, pepper spray, a flashlight, and a radio.[7] The Commissioner of the LBAPD is Dennis Verzi.[1]

During the busy summer months, Special Officers are recruited from criminal justice programs at local colleges to assist with crowd control and enforcement at the Ocean Beach Park and other areas.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Long Beach Police Department - New York". Lbpd.com. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Michael Tangney Named Police Commissioner - News In Our City - The City of Long Beach, New York". Longbeachny.org. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  3. ^ "LBPD Puts Segways on Patrol". Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Newsday". Retrieved 2012-09-30.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ Long Beach Police Department. "Long Beach Police Department—Long Beach Patch—Patch.com". Longbeach.patch.com. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  6. ^ "In early January of 2010 the Long Beach Police Department expanded its ranks with the hiring of six new police recruits, all products of Long Beach" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  7. ^ "Long Beach Auxiliary Police Department". LBAPD.com. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 

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