NYCD EMERALD SOCIETY INC.

The NYCD Emerald Society was established on November 17, 1955 by James Mulvey and is the second oldest Law Emerald Society in the nation. The NYPD Emerald Society was founded in 1953.

The Society is made up of active/retired Uniformed Members of Service (UMOS) and Civilian Staff of the NYC Correction Department who are of Irish Lineage or Irish Spirit.


UMOS are designated by the NYS Penal Law as Peace Officers who have the power of arrest (on or off duty), entitled to carry firearms and patrol the toughest precincts in New York City. 

The civilian members are made of tradesman, logistical, support, and administrative personnel who’s service is invaluable in the overall operation of the Correction Department.

It was during the 1950’s that the movement for Emerald Societies took hold with the formation of NYPD Emerald Society (1953), NYCD Emerald Society (1955), and FDNY Emerald Society (1956). The movement led to the formation of Emerald Societies not only in New York but across the country.

The founder of the respective Emerald Societies, mindful of the fact that the average Irish Organization composed of Irish people from every walk of life, decided that the idea of occupational groups under the name of “Emerald Society” would provide a means of enabling Irish peoples by birth or ancestry, to meet their “Brother and Sister Emeralds” in the same trade or profession. More important, it would be a new avenue of approach for those of Irish heritage to continue their efforts in perpetuating their history, customs and traditions.


ROY G. MILLER,
PRESIDENT
JAMES W. MULVEY,
FOUNDER

AFFILIATIONS

The Grand Council of United Emerald Societies 
(Charter Member)
National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies
(Charter Member)
New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Affiliated organization since 1955*

*Prior to 1955 the following NYCD legacy organizations affiliated with the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade: The Friendly Sons and The Catholic Guild. NYC Correction Department was created in 1895 has participated in the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade since the City Consolidation (1895) with the 5 Boroughs.

Since 1955 four of our Past President’s have been honored to served as the Aide to the Grand Marshal of the NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. 


Grand Council of United Emerald Societies 
John P. Clark 1974
Brian J. Sharkey 1998 Thomas Farrell 2019 
AOH Kings County
Bernard Cassidy Jr. 2019

1895-2021 126 years

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Next Meeting

General Membership and Dinner Business meeting Thursday, October 7, 2021
1800hrs
Manor Oktoberfest of Forest Hills
73-11 Yellowstone Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 1137
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November meeting

Membership meeting Tuesday, November 2, 2021
1800hrs
Manor Oktoberfest of Forest Hills
73-11 Yellowstone Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 1137
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Support the CO David J. Leahy 8th Scholarship Program

911 20th Anniversary Coin

NEVER FORGOT -Ni Neart Go Cur Le Cheile

(“No Strength without Unity”) 9-11-01

Donation is $20 and $5 for USPS for each coin

$25

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Portions of the proceeds will help fund our

CO David J. Leahy 8th grade Scholarship program.

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NYCD EMERALD SOCIETY INC.
501(c)(3) Non Profit Organization EIN:85-3661787