Sea Gate Police Department

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Sea Gate Police Department
Common name Sea Gate Police Department
Abbreviation SGPD
Patch of the Sea Gate Police Department
Agency overview
Formed 1899
Legal personality Non government: Sea Gate Association
Jurisdictional structure
Map of New York Highlighting New York City.svg
Map of Sea Gate Police Department's jurisdiction.
Population 900
Legal jurisdiction New York City
General nature
Specialist jurisdiction Buildings and lands occupied or explicitly controlled by the institution and the institution's personnel, and public entering the buildings and precincts of the institution.
Operational structure
Peace Officers 35
Agency executive Jeffrey Fortunato, Chief of peace officer
Official Site
* Divisional agency: Sub division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Sea Gate Police Department (SGPD) is a law enforcement agency in New York which is recognized by the New York Police Department[1] and staffed by New York State peace officers and retired police officers[2] participating duties to protect property, citizens, and to enforce state and city laws in the community of Sea Gate, Brooklyn (60th precinct). SGPD was founded before NYPD and has provided service since before the Brooklyn area was part of New York. SGPD is privately funded, but its officers have the recognition and powers of any police department in the enactment of their duties.

Sea Gate is a private gated community that has more than 800 residences, a nursing home, a lighthouse, houses of worship, a playground, and beaches. The current Chief Of Police is Jeffrey Fortunato, a retired Captain from the NYPD.


The Sea Gate Police Department began in 1899 (a year after the Brooklyn Police Department merged with the New York City Police Department). When first started, the department was an all uniformed force. However as the years passed, the department grew into a full fledged agency with patrol officers, supervisors and later a detective unit to investigate crimes which occurred under the Sea Gate jurisdiction. All major crimes are investigated by the NYPD.

Power and authority

Sea Gate officers are New York State peace officers under NYS Criminal Procedure Law 2.10 subsection 46,[3] who enforce the NYS Penal Law, NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law, NYS & NYC Environmental Protection Law (Engine Idling Law), and NYC Administrative Code within and around the confines of Sea Gate. They are authorized to make arrests, make car stops on seagate property, issue summonses, and may carry a firearm, batons, tasers, pepper spray, and handcuffs.

A bill in the New York Senate has been prosed to give the department formal police department status under New York state law.[4]


There are six titles (referred to as ranks) in the Sea Gate Police Department:

Title Insignia Uniform Shirt Color
Chief of Department
4 Gold Stars.svg
Captain insignia gold.svg
US-O1 insignia.svg
NYPD Sergeant Stripes.svg
Dark Blue

Police Officer

Dark Blue


  1. 60th Precinct, New York City government website
  2. CAREERS, Sea Gate Police Department website
  3. "N.Y. CPL. LAW § 2.10  : NY Code - Section 2.10: Persons designated as peace officers". Findlaw.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Creates the Sea Gate water and sewer authority and the Sea Gate police department, New York Senate website

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