“What you put out to the world, 

you get back times three.”

Frederic Fusco

Legislative Chairman

Frederic Fusco

Legislative Chairman

Frederic R. Fusco, began his career with the New York City Department of Correction in 2005, where he was assigned to the George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC). He learned the job of Correction Officer in an "A" Jail, working with all classifications of inmates.  Over the next four years, he went from GMDC to the Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC), and was then assigned to the Correction Academy (Recruitment Unit).

In 2008, he received the COBA Arturo Meyers Award, as well as a Departmental Medal of "Exceptional Merit" for performing a heroic act of bravery.  In January of 2009, Freddy attended Firearms Instructor School and became a part of the Department's Firearms and Tactics Unit, where he was the steady PM Arsenal Officer.  In just one year, Freddy became the Delegate at FTU, where he was re-elected to a second term in 2012. 

From 2010-2011, he honorably served as the Sergeant-At-Arms for the New York City Department of Correction Columbia Association. He was eventually appointed by the COBA Executive Board as the first "Queens Borough Trustee” in 2012 and was elected to this position in 2016.

In 2018, the COBA Executive Board appointed Freddy to the position of Legislative Chairman, where he oversees COBA’s legislative agenda in The New York City Council and The New York State Legislature. In addition to vigorously lobbying for the passage of legislation that improves the lives of Correction Officers, Freddy also oversees COBA’s political operations to ensure the union elects candidates for public office who are champions of Correction Officers and labor unions. 

Freddy is a zealous union advocate and is always eager to assist his fellow Officers with any issue they may encounter. He was pivotal in the design, construction, and installation of the COBA Memorial Wall located in the Samuel Perry Building which pays tribute to all the Correction Officers who died while they were active with the Department of Corrections.

Freddy is committed to helping his brother and sister Officers in becoming the best, most recognized, and respected Correction Officers in America. And to making COBA the best corrections union in the nation.