New York City Transit Police

former law enforcement agency in New York City

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.[1]

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 City Transit Police Department's jurisdiction.
Size 1,214.4 km²
Population 8,274,527
Legal jurisdiction New York City
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction Commuter transit systems and immediate environs, rail, tram, ferry, bus, etc.
Operational Structure
Police Officers Approx. 4000

Transit police in movies


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



  1. New York City Government Archived 2007-08-05 at the Wayback Machine, 2002, Accessed August 29, 2007.

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