Former Housing Police Meet to Remember

More than 100 former members of the NYC Housing Authority Police Department (HAPD) gathered to reminisce about old times at their annual Spring Luncheon at Riccardo’s Catering House in Astoria, Queens, on May 4. The vital contributions of the HAPD to NYCHA’s earlier decades provides many interesting stories to recollect, indeed. In 1995, the HAPD merged into the New York City Police Department, and in 1998 the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #997 was formed to keep HAPD former members in contact with friends and colleagues. The lodge now has more than 700 members in 20 states. For more information about the HAPD FOP Lodge #997, visit or contact Retired D/Chief Pat Cirincione at


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