Co-op city police and ESU

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Does co-op city in the Bronx still operate their own PD and ESU? and if so, does anyone have the frequency information?
 

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I just looked at that as well, I live about 3 miles away but can see it from my living room. I heard they have 40,000 residents and I saw their ESU truck today.


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The database entry says "Department of Public Safety". Is this an actual police department that has jurisdiction to arrest people, or is it more of a security type force?
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Pics of the ESU trucks. Their website also references "sworn" officers, so I'd say the "Department of Public Safety" is a kinder, gentler way of saying police, although they are probably also responsible for the fire alarms, sprnikler system maintenance and other things that a "normal" police department would let a fire depatment or EMS agency deal with.
 

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At 45,000 people in Co-Op city, it alone would be among the top 10 cities in New York by size. They can easily justify their own public safety reducing the strain on the NYPD.
 

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I believe the special patrolman status is correct. It is a private agency and the authority of their members essentially ends once their are off duty. They do not carry off duty on their badge or anything like you typically see from other govt law enforcement agencies. They would need to apply for a pistol permit if they wanted a gun off duty and they are restricted to the arrest powers of your average Joe citizen once they are off the clock. The agency would most likely not offer indemnification for off duty incidents and I would have to believe it probably goes against a policy. I believe their "ESU" duties are reminiscint of what Housing Emergency Service did decades ago like responding to stuck elevators and performing rescues in that sense or people trapped on scaffolding etc. Their response is heavily tailored for ems assists and they are not going to be the lead agency responding with heavy weapons on a barricared EDP's etc. That said, it is probably a good experience for someone who lives in NYC and is testing the waters thinking about police work. They are recognized as peace officers in the Criminal Proceedure Law, not Police Officers despite the Police title
 
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