NYPD working press credentials are available only through DCPI (Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information), located at Police Headquarters in Lower Manhattan. Applicants may request an appointment with a DCPI staff member to review completed applications at the Press Credentials line, 646-610-8799. Appointments are scheduled Tuesday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. First-time applicants are encouraged to contact the Press Credentials office for assistance before completing an application.
To be eligible to receive the NYPD Press Card, an applicant must be a member of the media who covers, in person, emergency, spot or breaking news events and/or public events of a non-emergency nature, where police and fire lines or other restrictions, limitations, or barriers established by the City of New York have been set up for security or crowd control purposes. Applicants who cover events sponsored by the City of New York that are open to members of the press are also eligible.
Applicants must submit one or more articles, commentaries, books, photographs, videos, films or audios published or broadcast during the twenty–four (24) months immediately preceding the Press Card application to demonstrate that the applicant has personally covered six or more events occurring on separate days in the past year.
Press Card Application