Originally named, American Legion Post 0460: New York City Police Department Post, was founded on November 11, 1919 by World War I Veterans returning to the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”).
It was recognized as a line organization by the NYPD on August 31, 1920. The post is composed of both active and retired NYPD Officers who have served in the United States Military during times of war.
As of August 1, 2012, the American Legion Post 0460 opened their membership to sworn law enforcement officers who are in good standing at the federal, state and local levels; as well as, Military Police officers in good standing or honorably discharged.
On August 31, 2012 officially changed the Post name to:
American Legion Post 0460: New York Police Post