The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is the largest police department in the United States and has primary responsibility for law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City.
The Mission of the New York City Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in New York City by working in partnership with the community and in accordance with constitutional rights to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment. and provide for a safe environment.
A JOB WITH A FUTURE The police profession offers benefits, varied work assignments, and unlimited opportunities. It doesn't tie you to a desk. It takes you out in the community to meet people and resolve real world problems. You see tangible results and build a set of problem solving skills you can take anywhere. A NYC Police Officer is a multifaceted individual with extensive training in community affairs, crime prevention, investigations, narcotics enforcement, forensic science, law, and youth relations. The New York City Police Department is the largest Police Department in the United States and looked upon as the nation's leader in law enforcement technology. Many of our officers become specialists in Aviation, Highway Patrol, Emergency Services, Crime Scene Analysis, Criminal Investigations, Drug Enforcement, Detective Bureau and much more.
A CHANCE TO ADVANCE Every police executive started as a police officer. Many acquired law and other advanced degrees along the way. Police officers develop expertise in everything from computers to community organization. There are no glass ceilings or dead ends. You can go as far as your energy and determination will take you.
In partnership with the community, we pledge to:
Protect the lives and property of our fellow citizens and impartially enforce the law.
Fight crime both by preventing it and by aggressively pursuing violators of the law.
Maintain a higher standard of integrity than is generally expected of others because so much is expected of us.
Value human life, respect the dignity of each individual and render our services with courtesy and civility.