2006 New York Code - Promotions.



 
    §  14-114  Promotions.  a.  Promotions  of officers and members of the
  force shall be made by the commissioner, as provided  in  section  eight
  hundred seventeen of the charter, on the basis of seniority, meritorious
  service  and superior capacity, as shown by competitive examination, but
  a detail to act as inspector, or to service in the detective bureau,  as
  hereinafter  provided,  shall not be deemed a promotion. Individual acts
  of personal bravery or honorable service  in  the  United  States  army,
  navy, marine corps or army nurse corps in times of war may be treated as
  an  element  of  meritorious  service  in such examination, the relative
  rating  therefor  to  be  fixed  by   the   commissioner   of   citywide
  administrative  services.  The police commissioner shall transmit to the
  commissioner of citywide administrative  services  in  advance  of  such
  examination the complete record of each candidate for promotion.
    b. Sergeants shall be selected from among police officers of the first
  grade. Lieutenants shall be selected from among sergeants who shall have
  served  at  least  one  year  continuously  as  such.  Captains shall be
  selected from among lieutenants who shall have served at least one  year
  as lieutenants.
    c.  The  commissioner shall, in the exercise of his or her discretion,
  from time to time, detail nineteen captains and so many  others  as  the
  mayor  may  authorize upon the recommendation of the commissioner to act
  as inspectors, with the title, while so acting, of inspectors of  police
  and  at his or her pleasure may revoke any or all such details. While so
  detailed, such officers shall receive a salary to be fixed by the mayor,
  in addition to the amount of salary  which  regularly  attaches  to  the
  office  of captain. When a captain shall have acted under regular detail
  in any capacity above the rank of captain, during a  period  or  periods
  aggregating  two  years,  such officer, upon becoming eligible therefor,
  shall be entitled to a pension of not less than one-half of  the  salary
  received  by  him  or  her  per  year.  When  the commissioner, however,
  designates a captain to act in the place  of  a  captain  under  regular
  detail  as  inspector, during the temporary absence or disability of the
  latter the officer so designated shall not be entitled to any additional
  salary, and the period of such designation shall not be counted  in  his
  or  her  favor  in  computing such two-year period. When a captain shall
  have served in the rank of captain for a period of ten years, he or  she
  shall  have  the  same rights in respect to the police pension fund as a
  captain detailed to act as inspector who shall have served as such for a
  period of time aggregating two years. A captain who shall have served as
  such less than ten years and more than five years shall  have  the  same
  rights  in  respect to such police pension fund as a captain detailed to
  act as a deputy inspector who shall have served as such for a period  of
  time aggregating two years. A period beginning March thirtieth, nineteen
  hundred  sixty-five,  and  ending  November  thirtieth, nineteen hundred
  sixty-six, during which a captain shall have  served  as  a  provisional
  captain immediately prior to a permanent promotion to such rank shall be
  deemed  to  have been service as a permanent captain for the purposes of
  this section. A captain, while detailed to act as  inspector,  shall  be
  chargeable with and responsible for the discipline and efficiency of the
  force under his or her command.

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