Long Island police official picked as 1st woman to lead NYPD

Long Island police official picked as 1st woman to lead NYPD

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island police official will be New York City’s next police commissioner, becoming the first woman to lead the nation’s largest police force. Mayor-Elect Eric Adams told the New York Post on Tuesday that his choice, Nassau County Police Chief of Detectives Keechant Sewell, “is a proven crime fighter with the experience and emotional intelligence to deliver both the safety New Yorkers need and the justice they deserve.” The 49-year-old Sewell will replace Dermot Shea, who is retiring from the NYPD after 30 years, the last two as commissioner. She’ll begin when Adams takes office Jan.

Photo: FILE – In this April 27, 2017, file photo, a police officer wears a newly issued body camera at the 34th precinct in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)