GUARDIANS ASSOCIATION



  In 1943 Robert J. Mangum the first Guardian President and one hundred and twenty-five black officer formed what is know called the Guardians Association. Even through it was formed in 1943, the Police Department refused to acknowledge the organization as a fraternal organization. On July 7, 1949 the New York City Police Department finally recognized the Guardians Association as fraternal organization within the department.

   The purpose of this organization is to help defend, protect and ensure the rights of African American Police Officers, Civilians and the community which they serve. Itís first symbol and most distinguished emblem was that of a Black Knight on a Horse holding a flag. This was to commemorate Samuel J. Battle and all the other knights before and after him.

 

The Mission Statement

1.  To develop a spirit of brotherhood and good fellowship among its members; the
members of the entire Department and the community it serves.

2. To encourage fuller participation in the activities of organizations existent within the
Police Department.

3. To promote equal opportunity for appointment, assignment, and promotion for all
members of the Police Department.

4. To encourage exemplary deportment by its members and the respect and good will of the people of their city.

5. To encourage members to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the prescribed, authorized and accepted practice and procedures of law enforcement, and foresic presentation to the end that they will be able to serve their city in a more courteous, intelligent and efficient manner.

6. To uphold and defend the Constitutions of the United States and the State of New York at all times.




 

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