With 20,000 active and retired members, the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association is the second-largest municipal jail union in the nation and the second-largest law enforcement union in New York City.  Committed to improving the lives of every correction officer in New York City, the COBA has become one of the most effective and impactful unions in the nation.

From enhancing the health and welfare funds for our  members, to promoting and advocating on behalf of our members in the media, the COBA strives to elevate New York City Correction Officers and improve their public perception. Our members provide care, custody, and control for inmates and detainees in the City’s jail facilities.  

COBA has created fundraising events to increase support for the families of deceased Correction Officers, such as the COBA Widows’ & Children’s Fund. The union also provides scholarship awards through the COBA Scholarship Fund to assist the children of Correction Officers with their higher educational goals. 

In short, the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association works twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to enhance and protect the lives of all of our members and their families.


The Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, Inc., represents New York's boldest, the 6000 men and women who patrol the toughest precincts in New York... the City jails.

COBA is dedicated to improving the salary and benefits of its members, while ensuring the safest working conditions possible.

The most important mission of the COBA is to protect the ones who risk their lives everyday and to provide them with the support they not only need, but deserve. Earning respect by patrolling the toughest precincts and jail facilities in the city of New York, we bravely consider ourselves the Boldest in the law enforcement community.  Our number one concern is in the safety and protection of the members of the New York City corrections department.  This reflects in the support and benefits the COBA provides for their brother and sister officers.

The Correction Officers' Benevolent Association supports a foundation for the families of their members to have a better start in life. From providing medical and life benefits for the members families to promoting the health and concern for the safety of our members.

Our mission is to empower and enhance the lives of our brother and sister officers who proudly represent the boldest here in New York City.


Here at the COBA, we value the professionalism, commitment, passion, honesty, courage, safety and service of our brother & sister officers patrolling the toughest precincts in New York City, with honor and pride.

Combining our understanding of care, custody & control along with the compassion for the enhancement of those who seek a better life has helped us in becoming the “Boldest” and at the same time most compassionate in the field of law enforcement.


The same way the city of New York depends on Correction Officers in keeping our streets safe Correction Officers can depend on COBA at all times regarding any issues concerning their job and safety.


Correction Officers can count on Board members at all times. They can feel comfortable knowing that there is someone that can listen and be there when they are needed.


We are committed to serving our membership and their families.  We want to better their quality of life by providing job security, increased benefits and salary increases.


We operate an organization with a high level of integrity as well as designed to keep our members informed with transparent communication to serve them better.


At COBA we pride our selves with improvement. Every year we challenge ourselves on improving every aspect of our operation. We are looking for other areas of benefits for our members and their families.


At COBA we are passionate about our jobs.  We respect our members, enjoy serving them, and feel that keeping our city safe is our highest calling.


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