NYCD Emerald Society
Welcome to the new virtual home of the New York Correction Department Emerald Society.
The New York Correction Department Emerald Society was founded in 1955 in The Bronx, New York by James W. Mulvey. The NYCD Emerald Society is the second oldest Law Enforcement Emerald Society in the nation. The NYPD Emerald Society was founded in 1953.
The Emerald Society is made up of active/retired Uniform Members of Service (UMOS) and Civilian Staff of the New York City Correction Department who are of Irish Lineage.
UMOS are designated by the New York State 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 City Jails).
The civilian members are made up of tradesman, logistical, support and administrative personnel who's service is invaluable in the overall operation of the Department.
The Grand Council of United Emerald Societies
National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies
New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Affiliated organization since 1955
*Prior to 1955 the following NYCD legacy organization affiliated: Friendly Sons and Catholic Guild.
NYC Correction Department was founded in 1895 has participated in the NYC Parade since the City Consolidation (1895) with the 5 Boroughs.