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Current Employees

The NYPD provides a number of work and health-related services and a range of information, including information about the necessary steps uniformed officers must take prior to retirement.

Health and Wellness Resources

Mental Health Resources for Members of the department and their Families
There are a number of resources available to all members of the department, both uniformed and civilian, and to their families as well, to help reduce stress, deal with trauma, and prevent suicide.

9/11 Resources for NYPD Members of the Service and their Families
Members of the Service who might have been exposed to toxins while working around the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attack are encouraged to take part in an annual screening that is available through the department's Medical Division.

Employee Assistance Unit is staffed by both uniform and civilian peer counselors who can provide department members with the necessary assistance in a time of need. Staff members have extensive training in a variety of employee assistance matters, enabling them to handle basic issues and complex problems, whether work-related or of a personal nature. Learn more about the services provided by the Employee Assistance Unit or call 646-610-6730. Confidential counseling is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Employee Relations Section addresses the hardships and grievances of the members of the department and assists them in resolving these issues. NYPD staff members are always ready to assist and can be reached at 646-610-5434.

Military and Extended Leave

The Military and Extended Leave Desk (MELD) is tasked with approving, processing, and monitoring leaves of absence for uniform and civilian members of the department, in excess of thirty (30) consecutive days, including military, education, childcare, Family Medical Leave Act, hardship, other city agency, union, civilian sick and worker's compensation leaves. The Military and Extended Leave Desk may be contacted at (646) 610-5513 or via email at Current NYPD employees can access the MELD documents under Important Links on the NYPD intranet Portal at sites/393 to obtain additional information regarding various types of leave and leave criteria.

Professional Development

The NYPD works to empower all of its employees to pursue fulfilling careers that include the opportunity for continuous learning and professional growth. The department is dedicated to developing current members of service into effective leaders who have the skills and attributes to succeed in all positions and assignments.

The NYPD's Office of Professional Development has put together a guide for members of the service to provide them with general information when preparing to take New York City civil service examinations. It offers an overview of the NYC civil service examining process and aims to support members as they navigate through the application and testing process. The guide explores various sections of the Notice of Examination (NOE), which is generated by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) for each title.

Click here to download the Notice of Examination 101 Instructional Guide.

Request Forms and Letters

Retirement Process

Uniformed Members of the Service

Uniformed officers' decisions to retire from the NYPD can often be difficult, especially after the officers have devoted years of service and commitment to the community. The department has prepared a checklist to make the process smoother, which is briefly described below.

  • Notify your commanding officer.
  • Obtain a Property Receipt/Discontinuance of Service form from the commanding officer, who must sign the form once it is completed.
  • Telephone the Police Pension Fund (PPF) at 212-693-5100 to make an appointment. The Police Pension Fund is located at 233 Broadway, 19th Floor, in Lower Manhattan.
  • Tier 2 members must report to the Police Pension Fund thirty days in advance of the actual retirement day. Tier 3 members may report to the Police Pension Fund without an appointment. Wear civilian clothes to the appointment.
  • After visiting the Police Pension Fund, there are several stops to be made at One Police Plaza.
    • Pick up a Pistol License Inquiry form from the Retiree Clearance Unit, Room 501.
    • Turn in your shield and get a new retired identification card at the Shield and ID Desk, Room 502.
    • The Retiree Lounge, located inside room 502A, is available for retirees who are waiting for processing.
  • Return to the Police Pension Fund to complete the retirement process.

For additional details on the necessary steps to return to civilian life, please refer to the NYPD Patrol Guide, Procedure Number 205-42.