Kishant Sewell becomes the first woman in New York City to hold the position of Police Commissioner | abroad

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams, who was elected in November, announced that the city will have a woman as a police commissioner for the first time in its 176-year history. New York media reported this on Tuesday.

Adams, a former New York police captain, will introduce Keechant Sewell at a news conference Wednesday in the borough of Queens, where the future commissioner grew up. “Kishant Sewell is a proven criminal fighter with the experience and emotional intelligence to provide the security New Yorkers need and the justice they deserve,” Adams said in a statement published by the Daily News.

Sewell, 49, was a police officer for 23 years in Nassau County, a Long Island county, east of New York City. She has been leading the criminal investigation department there – as the first black woman – for more than a year. If Sewell accepts the nomination (Adams takes office in January), she would become New York’s third black police commissioner.

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