answersLogoWhite
New York
New York City
Police and Law Enforcement

Who was the first New York police officer?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2007-01-14 07:49:02
2007-01-14 07:49:02

New york used a Sheriff system prior to becomming a police department. The first city to adopt a formal police department was London, after which New York followed suite a little while later. The entire Sheriff system of New York changed to a Police Department so it would be impossible to name one person as the first, when in reality many people who used to work as either a Sheriff or Deputy instantly became police officers unified under a central command. The most important difference between the two systems is how they were organized.

Related Questions

User Avatar

The New York City Sheriff's Office was founded in 1626. The first local modern police department established in Boston in 1838, followed by New York City in 1845.

User Avatar

George Garcia shield # 3816 joined what is now the New York City Police Departmnt in 1888

User Avatar

Wiley G. Overton is considered the first black police officer appointed to the New York Police Department in Brooklyn in 1891.

User Avatar

The first New York City Police Commissioner was George Washington Matsell.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.