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New York City Council Votes to Close Rikers Island Jail

The proposal was born out of the conclusion of Mayor Bill de Blasio and other Democrats that mass incarceration and a massive jail complex are out of step in an era of falling crime rates.

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New York Police Officer Dies by Suicide

An officer with the New York Police Department died by suicide Tuesday evening—his death marks the tenth suicide of active and retired NYPD officers this year.

New York Officer Struck by Vehicle at Traffic Stop

An officer with the New York Police Department was struck by a car during a traffic stop in Brooklyn on Saturday.

New York Officer Reportedly Dies by Suicide

An off-duty officer with the Nassau County (NY) Police Department died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday.

New York Police Captain Celebrates 50 Years of Service

A captain with the Syracuse (NY) Police Department has marked a major milestone—50 years in service to his community.

New York Officer Stabbed in Head, Good Samaritans Subdue Suspect

An officer with the Rochester (NY) Police Department suffered a knife wound to the head on Friday.

Commissioner: NYPD Officer was Killed by Blue-On-Blue Fire

“This is a tragic case of friendly fire,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said during a press conference Monday afternoon. “It’s an absolute tragedy … caused by a convicted criminal.

NYPD Officer Killed in Gun Grab Attack

Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, a six-year veteran of the department, did not survive three gunshot injuries, Chief of Department Terence Monahan told reporters at Jacobi Hospital, where doctors had worked to save his life.

NYPD to Mine Personnel Data in Effort to Prevent Officer Suicides

The New York Police Department plans to dive deeply into personnel data on all of its officers to examine on- and off-the-job problems that may lead to greater risk of suicide.

New York Officer Lauded for Saving 2 Lives from House Fire

An officer with the Southold (NY) Police Department is being lauded for his quick thinking and rapid action that helped two people survive a raging house fire in early September.