Sea Gate Police Department

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Sea Gate Police Department
Seagate Police Patch.jpg
Common nameSea Gate Police Department
Agency overview
Formed1800 (1898 as a public safety agency)
Legal personalitySea Gate Association
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionNew York, Sea Gate Association, USA
SizeLess than 1 square mile (90 Acres)
Legal jurisdictionSea Gate,NY
Governing bodySea Gate Association
General nature

Sworn membersless than 15
Agency executive
  • Jeffrey Fortunato, Chief of Dept
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 investigatory 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 Sea gate 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 uniformed force of 15 officers.

Sea Gate is a private gated community that is less than one square mile in size, it has about 8000 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] They are authorized to make arrests, vehicle enforcement and issue summonses on Sea gate property only. They are licensed to carry a firearm while on duty after receiving a handgun permit by the New York City Police. They are also equipped with a baton, 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 Dept
4 Gold Stars.svg
Captain insignia gold.svg
US-O1 insignia.svg
NYPD Sergeant Stripes.svg
Dark Blue
Dark Blue
Police 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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