In 1899, just one year following the consolidation of the city’s five boroughs and the formation of the NYPD, the Department’s supervisory officers formed a fraternal organization known as the Police Sergeants Endowment and Benevolent Association.
NYPD sergeants supervise police officers and detectives in a wide array of patrol, investigatory and specialized duties. In doing so, they also serve on the front lines in promoting public safety and enforcing laws.
For more than 150 years the three inverted Vs on their sleeves - commonly referred to as stripes or chevrons - indicate the sergeant’s integral role in frontline leadership as it relates to public safety.
Amid a challenging social and political landscape, SBA members continued to make the toughest job in the world look easy throughout the past year. Despite many elected officials across the nation turning their backs on law enforcement, we continue to…