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Deputy Commissioner of Trials: Rosemarie Maldonado
The mission of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Trials is to conduct fair and impartial de novo disciplinary trials, to issue well-reasoned reports and recommendations to the Police Commissioner that comport with all applicable laws, and to ensure the efficiency of the adjudicatory process in a manner that safeguards the due process rights of Department members. Matters heard in this forum range from minor administrative infractions to serious offenses. NYPD disciplinary trials are governed by Title 38, Chapter 15 of the Rules of the City of New York and §14-115 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York. Pursuant to those provisions, disciplinary trials are open to the public.

All NYPD Disciplinary Trials are held at One Police Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, NY.* Please allow ample time to get through security screening.

COVID-19 Update

NYPD disciplinary trials resumed on July 14, 2020. As we continue to navigate the current public health crises, our goal is to conduct hearings in a manner that reduces the impact of COVID-19 on members of the public and on members of the service. To that end, trials will take place both in the trial rooms at One Police Plaza and remotely via live video conferencing.  In response to the continually evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCT may determine that a hearing must be conducted remotely.  Upon that determination, DCT staff will provide the parties with guidance regarding the technology and procedures for virtual hearings. When a trial is held remotely, the live video feed is streamed to a trial room to enable members of the public to observe.

The Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Trials will follow the social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and NYS Department of Health when assessing the maximum capacity of each trial room. For safety purposes, room capacity will be limited. The following safeguards are also in place to protect the health of all participants:

  • Each trial room has been equipped with Plexiglas partitions.
  • The trial rooms are regularly sanitized and hand sanitizer is readily available for trial participants and members of the public.
  • Wearing a mask while inside the trial room is mandatory and will be strictly enforced.
  • Each trial room has been carefully marked to ensure proper physical distancing.
  • Subject to availability, visitors will be assigned seats. Compliance with seat assignments is mandatory.
  • Visitors will be asked to provide contact information in the event that contact tracing protocols are activated.

 

Visitors entering a Department facility will also be required to:

  • Consent to Thermal Screening with a no touch infrared or forehead thermometer and answer questions regarding possible medical symptoms.
  • Wear a mask or face covering in the halls, elevators and bathrooms.

 

We ask you please contact DCT at (646) 610-6469 if you test positive for Covid-19 within 14 days of your visit to the trial room.
DCT will then notify the Medical Division to determine whether contact tracing is required.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and cooperation during these challenging times.

Below is the monthly trial schedule:**

 

Disciplinary Trial Calendar


* The 4, 5 and 6 Brooklyn Bridge Station is the closest subway stop. The Visitor Center at One Police Plaza is accessible from Centre Street.

**Calendars are posted the begining of every month. Cases may settle, be adjourned, or withdrawn after the calendar is posted. Please note that in those circumstances, the calendar may not be updated to reflect these changes in case status. Please call (646) 610-6469 if you have questions about the trial schedule.