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About Us


The 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol, more widely known as, The Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol, Inc.

(G-COP); originally started by four Glendale residents whom wanted to preserve the way of life of their community that they loved. Starting with just four concerned residents the 104COP has grown into a strong group of volunteers that reside within the borders of Glendale, Ridgewood, Middle Village and Maspeth which currently is the largest Civilian Observation Group in the City of New York.

For over 45 years the 104th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol, (104COP), has been the extended eyes and ears for the NYPD in the precinct. 104COP is the oldest, largest and most active civilian patrol in the City of New York. 104COP members don’t complain about crime, they do something about it. 104COP members are not vigilantes. We patrol the streets of our neighborhood and via radio report all police, fire or medical emergencies to the proper authorities.

We are also there to aid the 104th Precinct with traffic & crowd control during numerous Parades, Religious and Funeral Processions throughout the year which makes the 104th Precinct Patrol Officers available for talking 911 calls.   


Due to the lack of police manpower in the 104th Precinct, 104COP urges all concerned residents of Glendale, Ridgewood, and Maspeth & Middle Village to help us preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life in our communities. 


The Requirements to Join the Civilian Patrol​

  • A resident of the 104th Precinct.

  • 18 to 80 years of age.

  • No felony convictions. You will be subject to NYPD background checks.​

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