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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.

TSBA Membership Meeting 7/24/2013

General Membership meeting & Scholarship night

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013, 6:30 PM

125 Worth Street, 2nd floor Auditorium
(Between Lafayette St. & Centre St.)
New York, City, NY

Guest Speaker
Philip Banks III
Chief of Department

Scholarship awards


Auxiliary of the Month Certificates

Raffle & 50/50

Food and Beverages will be available

$10 donation is requested to help with overhead cost
Guest/Sponsor’s are free.

Police Museum Needs Help

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

Donations should be made payable to:
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.

MOS Need of Assistance (Hurricane Sandy Relief)


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.

Please send an e-mail to the president@trafficsquad.org, vp@trafficsquad.org or finance@trafficsquad.org for more information or to offer assistance.

General Meeting and Scholarship Award Night

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

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.

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NY Daily News - Supporters of historic NYPD burial ground seek to spread the word about it via Facebook

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks during the 3rd annual ceremony to honor those buried at the century-old police arlington at Cypress Hills Cemetery. Photo by Christie M. Farriella

Christie M Farriella for New York Daily News

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks during the third annual ceremony to honor those buried at the century-old police arlington at Cypress Hills Cemetery.

Standing Watch

A mounted police officer stands watch over the intersection

This photo was taken on the northwest corner of 31st Street, looking south, on March 22,1911. The Mahler Brothers Department Store, of which there is little information to be found, occupied the southwest corner and appears to have been a large store. At the time this area of Manhattan was the center for department store with both Gimbels and Macys located within a few blocks. The construction was for the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad (now the PATH) tunnel.

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IPA - Feb 2012 Monthly News Email

International Police Association US Section

TSBA Facebook Page

Of Interest...

Episode 14 of Inside the NYPD talks about Traffic Enforcement.

Check out all the episodes at the Inside the NYPD YouTube Channel.

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