This is an important news for changing history in the new actual era in the U.S.: New York City will get its first female police commissioner in the new year. Keechant Sewell, 49-year-old, who serves as Nassau County chief of detectives, will become the first woman to lead the NYPD in its 176-year history. She will also be the third black police commissioner.”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,” Mayor-elect Eric Adams said. She has over 25 years of experience in roles including undercover assignments, overseeing gun suppression cases, hostage negotiations and commanding detective squads. Sewell accepted the nomination. She said she is confident in her ability to lead a force of 35,000 uniformed officers and nearly 18,000 civilian workers.
“I am mindful of the historic nature of this announcement. As the first woman, and only the third black person to lead the NYPD in its 176-year history, I bring a different perspective, committed to making sure the department looks like the city it serves, and making the decision, just as Mayor-elect Adams did, to elevate women and people of color to leadership positions,” she declared. Sewell is unmarried and has no children. Following news of the pick, the Police Benevolent Association of New York City, the union representing the city’s officers, welcomed Sewell as the next police commissioner.