Sea Gate Police Department

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Sea Gate Police Department
Seagate Police Patch.jpg
Common name Sea Gate Police Department
Abbreviation SGPD
Agency overview
Formed 1800 (1898 as a public safety agency)
Legal personality Sea Gate Association
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction New York, Sea Gate Association, USA
Size 1 square mile (90 Acres)
Population 800
Legal jurisdiction Seagate,NY
Governing body Sea Gate Association

Public Safety Officers less than 10
Agency executive
  • Jeffrey Fortunato, Chief of Police
Official Site

The Sea Gate Police Department (SGPD) is a private law enforcement agency in New York City within the confines of the New York City Police Department (60 Precinct)[1] who employ Retired Police and/or New York State peace officers [2] participating duties to protect property, citizens, and to enforce all laws in the privately gated community of Sea Gate, Brooklyn.

The New York City Police Department is the primary law enforcement and investigatorial agency within the five boroughs of New York City as per the NYC Charter (law), which includes Sea Gate community.

SGPD is privately funded by the Seagate Home Association.


The Sea Gate Police Department dates back to 1800s when it was part of Municipal police force. In 1857 New York State created the Metropolitan police force which abolished all New York City Municipal police forces. In 1898 New York City expanded to include Brooklyn absorbing eighteen Metropolitan existing police departments. Sea Gate Police Department then continued as a public safety agency that has a small uniformed force of 10 officers.

Sea Gate is a private gated community that is less than one square mile in size, it has about 800 residences, a nursing home, a lighthouse, houses of worship, a playground and a beach.

Power and authority[edit]

Sea Gate officers are New York State peace officers under NYS Criminal Procedure Law 2.10 subsection 46,[3] who have limited enforcement powers in Sea Gate community as detailed in the NYS Penal Law, They are authorized to make arrests, perform vehicle enforcement and issue summonses on Sea gate property only. They are licensed to carry a firearm (on duty only) after receiving a handgun permit by the New York City Police Dept and use batons, pepper spray, and handcuffs.


There are six titles (referred to as ranks) in the Sea Gate Police Department:

Title Insignia Uniform Shirt Color
Chief of Department
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Captain insignia gold.svg
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Dark Blue
Dark Blue
Public Safety Officer


  1. ^ "NYPD 60th Precinct". Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  2. ^ CAREERS, Sea Gate Police Department website
  3. ^ "N.Y. CPL. LAW § 2.10 : NY Code - Section 2.10: Persons designated as peace officers". Findlaw.

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