New York City Transit Police facts for kids

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New York City Transit Police Department
Agency Overview
Formed 1953
Dissolved 1995
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 Transit 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 Commuter transit systems and immediate environs, rail, tram, ferry, bus, etc.
Operational Structure
Police Officers Approx. 4000

The New York City Transit Police Department, that was started in 1953, was a transit police department for the New York City Subway and bus lines. It became part of the NYPD in 1995 as the Transit Bureau of the New York City Police Department by decision of New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani.

Transit police in movies

The New York City Transit Police were made famous in movies such as:

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  • Money Train
  • Die Hard 3

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