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.
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.
The Military and Extended Leave Desk (MELD) approves, processes and monitors all leaves of absence for uniformed and civilian members of the service that exceed 29 consecutive days. A member of the service will be transferred to the Military and Extended Leave Desk once the leave of absence is approved as per department guidelines. The Military and Extended Leave Desk may be contacted at (646) 610-5513 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current NYPD employees can click here to access the MELD website.
NYPD Intranet is a comprehensive internal website for all members of the service, uniformed and civilians, containing important information on topics, including work, benefits, career, and health. Contact your command's administrative lieutenant if you are having trouble accessing the site.
Public Service Careers with NYC and NYPD Job Postings are available through the City's e-hire site.
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.
For additional details on the necessary steps to return to civilian life, please refer to the NYPD Patrol Guide, Procedure Number 205-42.