The federally trademarked “Safe Cop” organizational license plate program is available to current NPDF Law Enforcement and Associate Members. There is a onetime DMV fee required to apply and you must maintain your membership every year to retain the plates. Safe Cop license plates are not sold to the general public and are not available at the DMV.

You must submit the required DMV application to the NPDF at the address noted below where your membership will be verified. Please attach a copy of your driver’s license and current vehicle registration to confirm the registrant is a NPDF Member. Once the NPDF approves the application, it’s forwarded to the DMV. You will receive the new registration and “Safe Cop” plates in the mail. The process can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks.


National Police Defense Foundation
Membership Processing Center
PO Box 318
Englishtown, NJ 07726

  ELIGIBILITY: You must be an ACTIVE member in the National Police Defense Foundation residing in New York State. Submission of any false information may result in the prevention and/or revocation of your privilege to have the National Police Defense Foundation plates under Section 392 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, and regulations set forth by the Commissioner. This form will be accepted when accompanied by an accepted method of payment and the General Consent for Release of Personal Information is signed and notarized.

The DMV fee is $102 for regular plates and $133 for personalized plates.

Click here to download the NY DMV application. You must complete the DMV application and get the General Consent of Personal Information Form notarized and submit with the proper payment.

You must have at least 3 months left before expiration on your current registration and we must have the original notarized form. No faxes can be accepted.

Please call the NPDF office at 732-617-2330 or email if you have any questions.