The Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Administration (DCA), was created in early 2014 to enhance morale, improve employee engagement, and foster communication within the Department.
DCA acts as the liaison to the department's fraternal, religious, and line organizations. These organizations reflect the NYPD's diversity and give members a voice.
DCA oversees the Employee Relations Section, the Chaplains Unit, and the Ceremonial Unit. The Employee Relations Section responds in cases when members are killed or injured, on or off duty. The Chaplains Unit represents a cross section of faiths and, as it has done for over a century, provides spiritual guidance and confidential counselling to members of the service. The Ceremonial Unit handles protocol, coordinating most of the department's ceremonies and events, including graduations and promotions.