The New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police are one of the oldest organized police agencies in New York State. They were originally formed as The Bureau of Water Supply Police and created through legislation enacted in the 1906 Water Supply Act. In 1907 the first provisional appointees were hired and assigned. On July 9, 1908, the first permanent police officers were appointed and assigned to the precincts in the Hudson Valley area. The Bureau of Water Supply Police was the first police agency in upstate New York with a multiple county police jurisdiction.The NYC Department of Environmental Protection Police investigate over 4000 complaints per year, 500 of these related to environmental crimes. Environmental crimes include storm water complaints, water pollution and the illegal transportation, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. Additionally they investigate waste water treatment plant and septic system failures as well as dumping complaints. The DEP department maintains jurisdiction in 14 counties including the 5 counties in New York City. The department has a full time Aviation Unit, Emergency Services Unit, Marine Patrol, K-9 Units, and full service Detective Bureau.
NYC Department of Transportation DOT enforces the laws and rules that govern the way utilities, plumbers, contractors, other governmental agencies, and property owners perform work on the City's sidewalks, roadways and highways. Inspectors review work sites for compliance with permit stipulations, and issue summonses when they find non-compliance with the laws and rules.DOT employs crews day and night to monitor active construction sites to ensure that the safe, smooth flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic is maintained at all times, and that contractors and others performing work properly restore roadways and street hardware. DOT officers enforce the laws and rules that relate to the following kinds of street and sidewalk work:Street excavations, to ensure that work conforms to specifications and stipulations cited on the permit, and that material used to close excavations meet DOT's requirements.Placement and use of construction material and equipment at building construction sites so that it does not interfere with pedestrian and vehicular safety.Construction activity on major highways for compliance with permit stipulations.Sidewalks and curbs for defects or defacement, and for encroachments such as metal stanchions, sidewalk furniture, shrubbery, bushes or planters.Inspections at property owner's request to vacate sidewalk defect notices on file at the office of the County Clerk.Unfenced lots and broken fences.Canopies for safety and compliance with DOT's Highway Rules.Roadway restorations to ensure that restorations are flush with surrounding areas and free of defects.Protected streets.