Commissioner O'Neill

Commissioner O'Neill


The Official Twitter Account of James P. O'Neill, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department.

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Early this morning, these @NYPD47Pct  police officers responded to a call for a woman in labor. They soon found themselves helping deliver a healthy baby girl at home, & transporting mom & NYC’s newest child to the hospital. Outstanding job by our cops, & congratulations to mom!

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Hundreds of new officers forewent their graduation ceremony this week (we’ll make it up to them!) to begin the critical work of protecting NYers during these trying times. I welcome them to the NYPD & say thank you. We, and all the people we serve, need you and truly value you.

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Today, the NYPD mourns as we’ve lost a fellow officer to death by suicide. Our thoughts & prayers are with their family & friends. You are never alone, help is always available. Law enforcement text BLUE to 741741 (others text TALK)— to be connected to someone who can help 24/7.

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Get the facts about #covid19  in real-time & ignore the rumors. Text ‘COVID’ to 692-692 (NYC-NYC) for accurate, real-time updates from @NotifyNYC  & the NYC OEM. Please do not share unconfirmed information you might read. Visit for more information.

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Today, & every day, thousands of NYPD officers leave their families, come to work, & put on a uniform —never knowing what that day may hold. From helping someone cross the street to confronting armed criminals, they are out there protecting us. To each of them, I say: Thank you.

The men & women of the NYPD are out in force to keep people safe in every NYC neighborhood. From cops at schools for lunch pick-ups, to cleaning crews sanitizing our work spaces, they all remain committed. Read my message to the members of the NYPD➡️

Today we lost one of our own: City Custodial Assistant Dennis Dickson, who faithfully served with the NYPD since 2006, has passed away from complications related to the coronavirus. Our deepest sympathies & all of our prayers go out to Dennis’ colleagues & family. #NeverForget 

In the last 48 hours, we’ve lost 3 members of the NYPD family. Today we are all mourning and hurting together, as a family. When we emerge from this crisis, let us #NeverForget  the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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