Press Identification Cards are issued to full-time members of the press who do not hold a Working Press Card, but who do have a need for an official Police Department identification card in order to cross police lines at the scene of non-emergency news events (such as parades, theatre premieres, etc.). Press Identification Cards are not granted to individuals who are employed in the business, advertising, or circulation departments of news agencies.
Office of the Deputy Commissioner Public Information
One Police Plaza, Room 1320
New York, NY 10038
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: NYPD