The NYPD works with media organizations on the local, national, and international levels, handling all media inquiries and providing accurate information in a timely manner. Experienced public information officers are available around the clock to assist reporters and other media representatives. All NYPD-related media inquiries must be directed to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information, which can be reached at 646-610-6700.
Federal and state laws govern public access to government records. Exemptions and legal limitations permit denying access to records or portions thereof that, if released, would:
The NYPD provides working space within police headquarters to local media organizations that regularly cover the NYPD beat. Many of the in-house press are seasoned reporters who have covered the NYPD for years. Providing them with a convenient location within the building allows reporters to develop close working relationships with members of the department.