NYPD Sergeant

Sergeant insignia

A Sergeant is a rank used by several military and law enforcement agencies, including the New York City Police Department. The uniform insignia for Sergeants in the NYPD is a three-chevron patch worn on the upper sleeves and gold pins of identical design worn on the shirt lapels.

In the NYPD, Sergeants rank above Detectives and Officers and below Lieutenants. Though Sergeants typically adopt supervisory roles within the Department, such as desk sergeants, patrol supervisors, or detective squad commanders, many have worked as investigators alongside Detectives. Up until the introduction of Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order, the role of senior investigator was filled by an officer with the rank of Sergeant.

Known Sergeants

Law enforcement


NYPD Sergeant's gold shield.