From the History
of the New York City Police Department
The committee to whom was referred the compensation to be allowed to the officers attending
the police offices, on February 3, 1812, reported that they had examined the accounts of the officers, and were satisfied
that these were accurate both as to the time given the public services, and the expenses incurred. The report goes on thus:
"With respect to the amount of
compensation to be given to them, considering the difficulty and personal danger frequently attending a discharge of their
duty, as well as the importance of it o the public, your committee respectfully recommend that the several Constables and
Marshal assigned to attend the Police Office (in the watch-room in the New City Hall), be allowed the sum of $2 for every
twelve hours they shall be employed in that duty on special occasions, and by direction of anyone of the Special Justices
in the day time, and the additional sum of $1 for every twelve hours they shall be employed in the night time, and in that
proportion for any longer or short time; and that the accounts be presented hereafter in the name of the High Constable, and
certified to by the Special Justices."
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Holice and Debbie
A. Gonzalez is a member of the Public Safety Writer’s Association, a graduate of SUNY Empire State, and a Navy veteran.
He was born and raised in New York , and a retired New York City Police Department police officer. Martin Gonzalez is the author of WereWolves Among Us.
to the description of WereWolves Among Us, “One chilly early October morning, the body of
a newspaper carrier is found brutally mutilated. He’s the first of more killing to baffle the detectives of the Sullivan
County Sheriff’s Department. NYC police officer, Mike Serrano, decides
to visit his sister in the small town of Liberty, NY for some peace and quiet after the death of his fiancée. Mike inadvertently becomes involved in the investigation along with his brother-in-law, Marty Pietri, a
Sullivan County Sheriff’s deputy - Mike’s former partner with the NYPD. Mike also meets an intriguing young woman
with a secret of her own, as well as some of the town folk of Liberty.”