NYPD Military Seminar


The NYPD held its annual Military Seminar today in the auditorium at One Police Plaza. Police Commissioner James O’Neill provided opening remarks for the event that included more than 300 NYPD veterans. The full-day seminar has evolved since it began in 2011 when 30 recently returning veterans gathered at the then-Police Academy on East 20th Street in Manhattan.

“The New York City Police Department is deeply committed to its veterans and to those who are currently serving in our armed forces,” said Police Commissioner James O’Neill.

The seminar, which is organized each year by the Department’s Personnel Bureau, now features multiple speakers and presentations. In addition to Chief of Personnel Diane Pizutti speaking, the following NYPD units provided presentations:

  • Counterterrorism Bureau
  • Critical Response Command
  • Detective Bureau
  • Emergency Services Unit
  • Mounted Unit
  • Strategic Response Group

The following groups provided presentations on veteran and officer wellness, suicide prevention tips, and how help can be provided for those in a crisis:

  • NYPD Employee Assistance Unit
  • Police Officers Providing Peer Assistance

The following NYPD fraternal organizations were present sharing information:

  • American Legion Post 460
  • Marine Corps Association
  • US Navy Association

Additionally, the following units, groups, and organizations either presented or were present providing information:

  • NYPD Military Extended (also organizers of the event on behalf of the Personnel Bureau)
  • NYPD Military Liaison Services
  • NYPD Education Tracking Unit
  • Police Pension Fund
  • Department of Labor (regarding federal laws that protect military members)
  • Harlem Veterans Center
  • NYC Office of Veteran Services