Definition of New York City Police Department from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

New York City Police Department

 
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the large police department for New York City which was created in 1845, based on London's Metropolitan Police and which was considered to be the first modern-style police department in the US. NYPD has around 34 500 police officers and includes the Transit Bureau, who are responsible for protecting the subway system.