Welcome to the NYPD Traffic Squad Benevolent Association web site.
President - John Valles
The Traffic Squad Benevolent Association is the oldest fraternal organization in the New York City Police Department. It was founded in 1906 and was officially organized on December 11, 1908.
The Traffic Squad Benevolent Association is a Member of the Committee for Police Societies (COPS).
NEW - Use the menu on the left to download a membership application now. Download the back page of the application for additional information.
NEW - Download a Scholarship Application from the menu on the left.
Traffic Squad Benevolent Association General Membership meeting will be held on Tuesday April 9th, 2013. The location will be at the Department of Health Building (lower Manhattan), 125 Worth St (Between Centre St and Lafayette St), 2nd Floor, Auditorium
Time: 6 PM, (1800Hrs)
We will have Steven Fernandez from Liberty Mutual to speak about their Insurance discount and different Insurance options.
Our guest speaker will be Juan Perez, President of the NYPD International Police Association Region 2 , and make a presentation of trips his organization have sponsored for his members and what he can possibly offer to all for future trips. At this meeting Mr. Perez will have with him Police Officer(s) from another country as our guest as a meet and greet on this night.
The CTTF Auxiliary Coordinators will once again honor their officers of the month by presenting them certificates. Let's make the best of this evening. Hope to see you then.
TSBA member and Historian Nicholas Finelli, from the 43 Pct, has been struggling with WTC related illness (cancer of the esophagus). His treatment and recovery has been long and slow. Unfortunately, Nick had a set back and emergency surgery had to be conducted for blockage in his chest area. He is presently at Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main St, Mt Kisco,NY 10549, room 432. General # 914 666 1200.
Please keep Nick in your prayers for a speedy recovery. Those wishing to visit him should check with the hospital, for his length of stay is undetermined. Nick is the person in the historical Metroplitan Police Uniform in the photo, which he wears proudly every year at our Police Arlington remembrance.
Dear Members, Supporters and Friends,
We are grateful for the concern many of you have expressed about The New York City Police Museum. The Museum has sustained extensive water damage during Hurricane Sandy.
Our historic landmark building has had significant flooding and is in disrepair.
The Museum urgently needs your financial support. If you can help with a gift in any amount, I encourage you to make a donation either through our website, www.nycpm.org or by mail.
We are working with FEMA and all New York City Agencies to re-open the Museum as quickly as possible.
On behalf of The New York City Police Museum's Board of Trustees and staff, we express our concern and support for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.
Rick Friedberg / Julie Bose
Chairman of the Board / Executive Director
The New York City Police Museum
100 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005
Walk-in Family Resource Centers have been established in Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. Please read the brochure for more details.
Additionally, a telephone hotline, staffed by the members assigned to the Personnel Bureau was also established. This hotline is working in conjunction with the Family Resource Centers and is prepared to receive calls from members requiring assistance.
The hotline telephone number is (646) 610-6730, and will also be staffed seven days a week beginning Friday, November 9, 2012, from 0700 hrs. to 1900 hrs.
The executive board of the Committee of Police Societies and our members send our prayers to all who have been affected by hurricane Sandy, especially Roy Richter and his family members who lost their home. God Bless to all. God Speed.
In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy there were many law enforcement personnel, especially from NYPD, who lost everything.
All Fraternal Presidents are ask to survey their members to see who has been affected by this tragedy.
There is a call for donations of food, clothing and water to bring to these families. Volunteers are also needed to help these individuals in clean up.
This is not a one time deal. This need will be ongoing.
Any contribution will go a long way.
Greetings Traffic Squad members, friends and guests
On Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Police Museum our 3rd quarterly general membership meeting and annual Scholarship award night was held at the NYC Police Museum.
Click 'Read more' to read the highlights and see photos...
April 3rd, 2012 Traffic Squad Meeting
Our 2nd Quarterly meeting was held at the NYC Police Museum.
Members of POPPA, the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance was our guest speakers.
POPPA shared insight on how to detect peers that may be suffering from depression, and helping them seek assistance outside the department channel, keeping information confidential.
Click Read More for more details and photos...
Our friend and historian Nick Finelli, 43 Pct, (center) is currently undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer.
The treatment can be extremely traumatic and significantly impact one's quality of life.
Nick, each year, for the past 4 years has volunteered to dress in the Metropolitan Municipal Police uniform for our annual Police Arlington remembrance ceremony and Draft Riot ceremony at Federal Hall.
Although Nick has his special supportive family & personal friends, I'm sure an email from members of TSBA or people known to Nick would be more than welcome. The healing process is very tough, but receiving well wishes and prayers will go a long way toward accelerating the healing process.
If you would like to send Nick your Well Wishes you can do it through the Trafficsquad@aol.com.