the next few days, the Police Commissionerís civilian surveys will
be delivered to the various commands.Every
civilian member of the service will receive a survey.In
each envelope is a letter from the Police Commissioner, survey, and
postage paid return envelope.Members
may return the survey through Department mail or through the US post
office. Civilian unions support the surveys and members can be
assured that their responses will be kept confidential.
behalf of Commissioner Bratton it is requested that you encourage all
civilian members to participate.If
you supervise any of the civilian members, please allow members
sufficient time to complete their survey and employ all means to
ensure a high response.
The opinions and insight of
every member will help the NYPDís reengineering efforts and our plan
of action to build a stronger, more effective NYPD for all civilian
members of the service.
The Police Family is a diverse one, not unlike the communities we
serve. The organizations listed in the Fraternal Organizations
page are religious, ethnic and fraternal in nature. All are
officially recognized by the New York City Police Department.
These associations provide valuable resources for their membership
ranging from the social to the spiritual. Tangible
benefits such as scholarships, promotional guidance and counseling are
The Committee of Police Societies (C.O.P.S.) is the umbrella group of
these organizations. Under is auspices, the presidents of all
the associations meet monthly for the purpose of exchanging ideas and
concerns, and to ameliorate any differences that may arise. On
occasion, mutual problems faced by all member are dealt with
collectively by C.O.P.S.
Mission of COPS is:
provide mutual advancement in the best interests of its members.
forward the cause of tradition, fraternalism and Unity.
promote the welfare and heritage of the New York City Police
encourage a sound working relationship with one another through
friendly and fraternal cooperation.