The Tactical Patrol Force
The TPF was formed in 1959 to deal with rising crime
in New York City. They were also specially trained in crowd control.
TPF members were all volunteers but had to be young, at least 6 feet
tall and have high activity records as police officers. Assigned to
a special 6 PM to 2 AM 4th platoon they patrolled high crime areas
augmenting regular precinct patrols. During the turbulent 1960's
they proved themselves highly effective in not only fighting
crime but in controlling civil disorders.
Attention former TPF members:
10-1 the NYPDTPF · Tactical Patrol Force NYPD board.