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No. 133.

IN CONVENTION

November 15, 1867.

REPORT

OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT OF

NEW YORK, IN ANSWER TO RESOLUTION.

CENTRAL DEPARTMENT METROPOLITAN POLICE,

300 MULBERRY ST., New YORK, Nov., 1867.' To the Honorable the Constitutional Convention of the State of New

York: In compliance with a request contained in a resolution of the Honorable the Convention, adopted on the 18th of September last, we have the honor to submit tabular statements, annexed, numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

No. 1 shows the aggregate number of the force” on the 31st day of October, in the years 1858 to 1867, both inclusive.

No. 2 shows " the gross amount paid in each year as salaries to the commissioners, superintendent, inspectors, surgeons, captains, patrolmen and clerical force, respectively, during the period above mentioned."

No. 3 shows the number of men in each year expelled or dismissed from the force during the period above mentioned, with the causes or grounds of dismissal briefly stated.” [Con. No. 133.]

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No. 4 shows “the number of complaints in each year preferred before the Board of Commissioners against members of the force, together with the disposition of such complaints, during the period above mentioned."

The number of patrolmen was increased in the city of New York, by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, adopted Dec. 30th, 1859, to 1,400, and by like resolution, January 17th, 1861, to 1,800, and in pursuance of chap. 806, Laws 1867, to 2,000. The number of patrolmen was increased in the city of Brooklyn, by resolution of the Common Council of that city, adopted December 13th, 1865, from 300 to 308; by like resolution adopted January 15th, 1867, from 308 to 318; by like resolution adopted June 13th, 1867, the number was increased to 368.

By chapter 84 of the Laws of 1866, the quota of patrolmen for Richmond county was fixed at 25.

By action of the people of the town of West Farms, Westchester county, in town meeting held in 1866, the quota of patrolmen was fixed at 6. By like action of the people of the town of Yonkers, Westchester county, in town meeting held in the year 1866, the quota of patrolmen for that town was fixed at 12.

The rate of compensation for members of the force has been materially increased since the organization of the force in 1858, by several acts of the Legislature.

See Session Laws of 1857, chapter 569.

1860,

259. 1864,

403. 1866,

861.

Respectfully submitted.
By order of the Board of Metropolitan Police,

THOMAS C. ACTON,

President.

STATEMENT No. 1. - Aggregate number of the Metropolitan Police Force, as it existed on the 31st day of

October of the years 1858 to 1867.

Sergeante.

Patrolmen,

Doormen.

Surgeons.

Total,

Grand total.

1,499

105

29
104

30
109

52
15
55
15
58
18
69

1,695

30

1,862

18

2,287

67
18

2,275.

25

6.
26

7
33

7
33
10
34
10
34
10
1

Year,

Captains,

New York,
Brooklyn,
New York,
Brooklyn,
New York,
Brooklyn,
New York,
Brooklyn,
New York,
Brooklyn,
New York,
Brooklyn,
New York,
Brooklyn,
New York,
Brooklyn,
New York,
Brooklyn,
New York,
Brooklyn,
Richmond Co.,
Westchester Co.,

1858
1858
1859
1859
1860
1860
1861
1861
1862
1862
1863
1863
1864
1864
1865
1865
1866 1
18661
1867
1867
1867
1867

6
26

9
30

9
30

9
32

65

129

27
129

26
108

28
122

32
116

1,075

192
1,263

196
1,414

198
1,806

199
1,783

213
1,711

207
1,805

227
1,806

303
1,789

309
1,848
336
25
18

1,257

242
1,448

247
1,607

255
2,034

253
2,009

266
1,916

262
2,023

286
2,018

372
2,042

384
2,101
411
28
21

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39

20
63
20
63
20
73
21
73
21

2,390

130

42
130
42
2
3

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