At the October, 2015 general meeting, a member posed the question: would an expired retiree's PD ID card be accept able for HR 218 qualification.  Our opinion is that the law, as written, requires a "valid ID card in conjunction with HR 218 documentation.  We felt a valid card is necessary not only for the qualifying test but also when in contact with law enforcement while carrying under the provisions of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).  We advised our members to renew their ID cards upon ex  We then realized that this issue poses a possible hardship for members living a great distance from New York City.  We therefore set about to find a solution.  With a great deal of help from SBA Vice President Bob Ganley, we began negotiations with various members of the department.  We proposed numerous solutions which were rejected.  Finally in April of 2016, we reached an agreement on a procedure for our "out of town" members.  The procedure is cut in stone and must be followed exactly as presented:   

  1. Proxy renewal is available ONLY to members living outside of the five (5) boroughs of New York City and the 5 counties in which active members are permitted to live.  
  2. ONLY ID cards issued after November 1, 2002, can be renewed in this way.  In all other circumstances, members will have to personally visit One Police Plaza.


Cards may be renewed within 6 months of the expiration date.  The expiration date will be increased from 5 to 8 years.    A Retiree Application form must be fill out and accompany the ID for renewal.  The form is included on the Links page of this website for download.


To insure security in the transfer of the ID cards to and from our members, the following procedure MUST be adhered to:

  1. Items MUST be sent to us in a USPS Flat rate Priority Mail envelope.  You will receive a tracking number with this service,  DO NOT REQUEST SIGNATURE OF RECIPIENT service.  The cost of postage $6.45.
  2. Place in envelope: PD ID card, the completed PD Retiree Application form, and a check or money order in the amount of $6.45 made out to the Retired Sergeants Association ( this is to cover the cost of priority mail return of your new card). ​​​
  3. Address package to:            RSA ID CARD DESK   

                                                          392 Colon Avenue

                                                          Staten Island, NY 10308-1418

Please allow for up to a 30 day turn around time.

Please do not deviate from the above instructions in order to allow timely return of your ID card.​ ​

This RSA service is available only to Dues paid RSA members.    

Bulletin Board


Brought to you by popular demand.  We have designed what we think is a beautiful piece, one that our membership will appreciate and be proud of.  


The coins will sell for $10.00 each and you can purchase as many as you wish.  

These coins will be available at all General Membership meetings, SBA Family Picnic, and the SBA Christmas party.  For those who cannot attend those events or live out of town, the coins are available via mail order.  Mail orders will sell in a minimum package of two coins for $20.00 plus $2.00 to cover postage and packaging.

To receive your coins via mail order, please send a request to:

RSA Challenge Coins

392 Colon Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10308