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Portrait of a Serial Killer

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Det.Auustine Papay (1991)
In recognition of excellence in Law Enforcement

Biographical Information

(Curriculum Vitae)

      Mr. Augustine Papay Jr became a member of the New York City Housing Authority Police Department (NYPD Housing Bureau) in November 1973. After successfully completing a four-month intensive recruit training, he graduated from the Police Academy and was assigned to the Department's Patrol Bureau. Serving in a two thousand member Department from 1974 to 1980, Mr. Papay performed uniformed patrol duties in the East Harlem section of Manhattan, the South and East Bronx, and in the borough of Queens becoming an expert in the concept of community policing. 

In 1980 Mr. Papay was designated police officer -
investigator and was assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau - Applicant Investigation Unit, where he conducted background investigations on police officer applicants. He was later transferred to the NYPD Applicant Investigation Unit, where he conducted similar investigative duties and remained there until late 1982.  

In 1982, Mr. Papay returned to the NYHAPD Internal Affairs Bureau, where he was assigned to conduct investigations pertaining to; police corruption, allegations of serious misconduct, excessive and unnecessary use of force by members of the service.  In this high integrity assignment, Mr. Papay was required to investigate police officers that engaged in criminal conduct, and on several occasions he assisted supervising officers in effecting their arrests.

In 1984, Mr. Papay was promoted to Detective 3rd grade and was assigned to the Civilian Complaint Review Bureau, where he investigated allegations falling within the FADE category; Force, Abuse, Discourtesy, and Ethnic Slur. The results of these investigations were submitted to the Civilian Complaint Review Board whose members made recommendations to the Chief of Police regarding disciplinary action.  In 1990 Mr. Papay was promoted to the rank of Detective 2nd grade (senior investigator).

In 1990 Mr. Papay was transferred to the Detective Bureau, where he was assigned to investigate violent street crime and major cases including homicides. While serving in the Detective Bureau, Mr. Papay attended various law enforcement-training courses sponsored by the New York State Association of Chiefs Of Police, New York State Sheriffs Association in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The courses were in the fields of Criminal Investigation, Applied Criminal Psychology (criminal profiling), Satanic and Occult Investigations, and Practical Homicide Investigation.

In 1992, Detective Papay was assigned to the NYPD 43rd Pct (Homicide Task Force) where he was the lead investigator in a serial homicide
Investigation. Detective Papay played a major role in apprehending and convicting a perpetrator who was found guilty of killing three children in the Bronx.  

Detective Papay retired from the Police Department in January of 1994 after a 20-year service completion.  During his career with the NYHAPD and the NYPD, Detective Papay received the following commendations;

  • Meritorious Duty award,
  • 5-Excellent Police Duty awards
  • Officer of The Month - March 1980
  • Centurion of the Month award

Detective Papay also received numerous letters of commendations from his supervisors and from the citizens that he served.  His most valued commendation is a transcript of a Wade hearing in a homicide case, which took place at the Bronx Supreme Court on April 27th 1995, before the Hon. Lawrence J. Tonetti, Justice of the Supreme Court, who made the following remark about Mr. Papay:

" I have reviewed the photo arrays that were presented to the three separate witnesses, on three separate dates, and I must say that the loss of retired Detective Augustine Papay will be sorely missed. He is very thorough, he is very conscientious, and in every respect, I find he was truthful, and those photo arrays are three of the most excellent photo arrays I have seen as a judge. I like the way he testified with respect to the instructions he gave to the various witnesses and I think that he conducted a rather fair investigation in every respect."

Mr. Papay has twice been featured in articles published in New York Magazine; both of which subsequently became motion pictures.

1.      "Portrait Of A Serial Killer"  by Stephen J. Dubner :

       Oct  19, 1992.

2.      "The Real Cop Land"  by  Glenn Thrush : August 18, 1997.

       Since retiring from the police department in 1994, Mr. Papay has established Inter-Pro Investigations, and became a licensed Private Investigator in the State of New York. He is specializing in background investigations, unsolved homicide investigations, police misconduct investigations, corporate fraud investigations and missing person investigations.  Mr. Papay is also a Notary Public in the State of New York and he is an FBI qualified linguist in the Hungarian language.

Retired Det.Papay has 20-years law enforcement experience and he is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of New York. During his investigative career with the NYPD (Housing Bureau) Det. Papay has served in assignments with the following units:


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Code of Ethics

As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.

I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.

I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen enforcement.

Honoring All Fallen Members of The
New York City Housing Authority Police Department