|Casimir Pulaski Statue|
Dedicated to unselfish bravery and freedom, the association traces its roots to 1956, when 31 law enforcement members of Polish heritage sought to launch a Polish fraternal organization. Meeting at Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, they named their organization after Gen. Casimir Pulaski, the famous Polish freedom fighter.
Leading by example, the association inspired the formation of other Polish entities in other areas of civil service. It also actively sought to expand its presence in New York and the nation. It established chapters in Chicago, Philadelphia, and more, and, today, it has more than 1,500 members.
Among its primary activities, the association holds three annual programs. Its Medal for Valor is awarded to a police officer who accomplished a heroic act, the Pulaskian of the Year Award celebrates an individual who has distinguished himself or herself through exceptional action, and its scholarships provide more than $10,000 for higher education to children of its members. Additionally, through a partnership with the Polish Gift of Life Program, it brings Polish children who require heart surgery to the United States.