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NY - New York City Housing Police

NYC Police Museum display vehicle, dept. now merged with NYPD

Taken: June 05, 2004
Uploaded: June 10, 2004
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Captured with:
Canon EOS Digital Rebel

  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    14 years 5 months ago
    This is an old New York City Housing Police Department car. The Housing police, like The New York Transit Authority Police, were city department seperate from the NYPD. Both departmnets were merged into the NYPD in the mid 90's to form the NYPD's housing and transit divisions. Dark blue cars are used by the NYPD's auxiliary police, traffic enforcement unit and school safety units, all of which are made up of civilian employees. The white cars with "auxiliary" on the rear door are regular highway patrol cars being utilised by auxiliary highway officers, hence the removable "auxilliary" signs on the rear door.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    14 years 8 months ago
    This is a unit from today's NYPD Housing unit:

    Note the "PSA 4" on the quarter panel, compared with the "PSA 2" on the old orange/blue Housing PD.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    14 years 8 months ago
    The Housing Police and Transit Police, as well as any other CITY police agencies have been combined with NYPD now. They are all one department. That happened years ago, mid 90s I want to say.
  • jimbo (Private)
    14 years 8 months ago
    Thanks for the info I didn't know they had housing police. Am I correct that the auxillary also have dark blue cars?
    The do now. They have the opposite of what the NYPD uses. Prior to '97 when NYPD vehicles were blue, the auxiliary cars were white.

    Model builder Dave Neuman built a great 1/25 scale version of an older white NYAP 1977 Fury:



    That is incorrect, Greg. Today, they use the same car as the regulars, only with AUXILIARY on the rear door. See this picture:

    There are still some navy blue Auxiliary cars on the street but apparently that scheme is now reserved for NYPD Traffic Enfrocement(not Highway Patrol)


  • jimbo (Private)
    14 years 8 months ago
    I am pretty sure the dark blue NYPD cars belong to their auxillary police. However this is the first one I seen with an orange top.
    The orange-topped cars in New York belonged to the Housing Police.

    copcar dot com
  • Chris DeMarsh (Private)
    14 years 8 months ago
    What's up with this car? did the city of new york run out of funds and have to start using repainted taxis as patrol units?