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Sea Gate Police Department

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Sea Gate Police Department
Common name Sea Gate Police Department
Abbreviation SGPD
Seagate Police Patch.jpg
Patch of the Sea Gate Police Department
Agency overview
Formed 1899
Legal personality Non government: Sea Gate Association
Jurisdictional structure
Map of New York Highlighting New York City.svg
Map of Sea Gate Police Department's jurisdiction.
Population 900
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
Peace Officers less than 20
Agency executive Jeffrey Fortunato, Chief of peace officer
Official Site
* Divisional agency: Sub division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Sea Gate Police Department (SGPD) is a law enforcement agency in New York which is recognized by the New York Police Department[1] and staffed by New York State peace officers and retired police officers[2] participating duties to protect property, citizens, and to enforce state and city laws in the community of Sea Gate, Brooklyn (60th precinct). SGPD is privately funded by the Seagate Home Association.

Sea Gate is a private gated community that has more than 800 residences, a nursing home, a lighthouse, houses of worship, a playground, and beaches. The current Chief Of Police is Jeffrey Fortunato, a retired Captain from the NYPD.


The Sea Gate Police Department began in 1899 (a year after the Brooklyn Police Department merged with the New York City Police Department). When first started, the department was an all uniformed force. However, as the years passed, the department grew into a full-fledged agency with patrol officers, supervisors and later a detective unit to investigate crimes which occurred under the Sea Gate jurisdiction. All crimes in New York City are investigated by the NYPD as pre NYC charter Law.

Power and authority

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, NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law, NYS & NYC Environmental Protection Law (Engine Idling Law), and NYC Administrative Code. They are authorized to make arrests, make car stops on Seagate property, issue summonses, and carry a firearm, batons, tasers, 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
4 Gold Stars.svg
Captain insignia gold.svg
US-O1 insignia.svg
NYPD Sergeant Stripes.svg
Dark Blue

Peace Officer

Dark Blue


  1. ^ 60th Precinct, New York City government website
  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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