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The Public Service Puzzler

Welcome to the home page of the Public Service Puzzler, a contest brought to you by the Conflicts of Interest Board! Spending just five minutes with the City’s Conflicts of Interest Law could win you prizes! Each month a new puzzle, question, or other activity will be brought to you by the Board’s Training and Education Unit. All you have to do is give five minutes of thoughtful consideration and send in your answer to

One lucky winner each month will receive a gift package from COIB, his or her name, picture and bio on the contest web page, and the same in the following month’s edition of the Board’s monthly newsletter, The Ethical Times

This Month's Contest

November's Public Service Puzzler takes the form of a caption contest. Click the link below for all the details, and good luck!  Entries are due on November 18th.

‚óŹ November Public Service Puzzler
 (in PDF)

Meet Last Month's Winner  

Meet Thomas Doepfner, the winner of the October 2014 Public Service Puzzler! Thomas is Deputy Commissioner, Legal Matters at the NYPD.

Learn more about Thomas in our interview below.

Q: What do you do in your job?
A: Oversee the work of the NYPD attorneys and staff assigned to the Deputy Commissioner, Legal Matters and the Legal Bureau.

Q: How long have you been working for the City?
A: 30 years in June 2015.

Q: Name a special interest or hobby!
A:  Golf, softball, cooking.

Q: What's your favorite thing about City service?
A:  Work is always interesting.  Never know what the day will bring, but it's usually what's in the news in the morning.


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