When a police officer reasonably suspects that a person has committed, is committing or is about to commit a felony or a Penal Law misdemeanor, the officer is authorized by NYS Criminal Procedure law 140.50 to stop, question and possibly frisk that individual. This frequently asked question is also available in the following languages: Spanish, Russian, Korean, Italian, French Creole and Chinese. Click a language below.
Applicants must submit a signed and notarized application to the License Division along with two money orders. The application fee is $340.00. The fingerprint fee is $99.00. Money orders should be made payable to the "New York City Police Department."
Effective October 1, 2007, the fee for Live Scan fingerprints will decrease to $94.25. The fee for manual (ink) prints will rise to $105.25.
In order to clear a warrant, the defendant must return to the court that issued it. A judge will decide what happens next. You can report to one of the boroughs Warrants Squads, your local police precinct or police agency if you live outside New York City, or you can go direct to the court of issuance. Once you appear in court, your lawyer may make a motion to reschedule a court date.
Warrants of arrest, which include both arrest and bench warrants, have no expiration date. They are cleared only when abated by death or when a defendant appears before a judge in the court that issued the warrant.
The IAB Command Center office is open for complaint, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A complaint may also be called in by phone to (212) 741-8401, by E-Mail to IAB@NYPD.org, or By postal mail to Occupant, P.O. Box 1001, New York 10014; to the Internal Affairs Bureau, located at 315 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 or in person at any Police Department facility.
No, an individual need not identify themselves in order to report an allegation. However, if not identified that individual must understand they cannot be contacted by the investigative unit for further information.
You must pass a medical exam, psychological exam, physical agility exam, background and character investigation. On the day you are hired you must be a United States Citizen, at least 21 years old, have 60 college credits with at least a 2.0 GPA or two years of satisfactory military experience, have a valid drivers license without restrictions, not have been convicted of a felony and be a resident of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange or Putnam county.
Generally, valid press credentials issued by another jurisdiction are honored by the New York City Police Department. We have in certain instances issued temporary credentials valid for the specific event. We suggest that you call the press credentials office at (646) 610-6700 to inquire about the specific event.