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File #: Int 2297-2021    Version: * Name: Qualification for service with the police dept.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 4/29/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to qualification for service with the police department
Sponsors: Francisco P. Moya, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Corey D. Johnson, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would prohibit a person from serving with the Police Department if such person has previously been dismissed from a police force for misconduct, or has resigned from a police force during an investigation for misconduct. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services would not permit a candidate to take a civil service exam for a position with the Police Department if such candidate does not meet this qualification.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2297, 2. Int. No. 2297, 3. April 29, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-29-21, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 29, 2021

Int. No. 2297

 

By Council Member Moya, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), the Speaker (Council Member Johnson) and Council Member Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to qualification for service with the police department

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subdivision a of section 14-109 of chapter 1 of title 14 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as amended by local law 23 for the year 1998, is amended to read as follows:

a. Only persons shall be appointed or reappointed to membership in the police force or continue to hold membership therein, who are citizens of the United and who have never been convicted of a felony, and who can read and write understandably the English language. Skilled officers of experience may be appointed for temporary detective duty who are not residents of the city. Only persons shall be appointed police officers who shall be at the date of the filing of an application for civil service examination less than thirty-five years of age, except, that every person who, as of the fifteenth day of April 1997, satisfied all other requirements for admission to the New York city police department academy shall be admitted to such academy and shall be eligible for appointment as a police officer, subject to the provisions of the civil service law and any applicable provisions of the charter, notwithstanding that such person was thirty-five years of age or older on the fifteenth day of April 1997. Persons who shall have been members of the force, and shall have been dismissed therefrom, shall not be reappointed. A person who has been a member of any police force shall not be appointed as a member of the force if such person was dismissed therefrom due to misconduct or resigned while being investigated pursuant to a charge of misconduct. Persons who are appointed as police trainees, after examination in accordance with the civil service law and the rules of the commissioner of citywide administrative services and who have satisfactorily completed service as such trainees, may likewise be appointed as police officers without further written examination, provided that they shall have passed a medical examination at the end of their required trainee period. Persons appointed as police trainees shall not be considered members of the uniformed force of the department.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 30 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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