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New York City Housing Authority Police Department
Agency Overview
Formed 1952
Dissolved 1995
Superseding agency New York City Police Department
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
Divisional agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
City of New York in the State of New York , USA
Map of New York Highlighting New York City.svg
Map of New York City Housing Authority Police Department's jurisdiction.
Size 1,214.4 kmĀ²
Population 8,274,527
Legal jurisdiction New York City
General nature
  • Local civilian police
    See also Police
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
Police Officers 2700+

The New York City Housing Authority Police Department was a police unit in New York City that existed from 1952 to 1995. The Housing Police, as well as New York City Transit Police, became part of the New York City Police Department in 1995 by order of New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and is now called the Housing Bureau.

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