(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - In recognition of March as Women’s History Month, Minority Caucus legislators led the Nassau County Legislature in honoring trailblazing NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell on Monday, March 21.
Upon her appointment by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Commissioner Sewell became the first woman to serve as New York City’s top cop and third Black person to serve as Commissioner in the NYPD’s 176-year history. She concluded her 23-year career with the Nassau County Police Department as its Chief of Detectives - a role she was elevated to in 2020.
“After benefiting from her service and leadership for more than two decades here in Nassau County, we know that the residents of New York City are in outstanding hands,” Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, ranking member of the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee, said. “It was a pleasure to join my colleagues in celebrating Commissioner Sewell’s historic achievements as we continue to commemorate Women’s History Month.”
PHOTO CAPTION – From left, Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Minority Leader Kevan M. Abrahams, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and Legislators Siela A. Bynoe, Debra Mulé and Arnold W. Drucker, pictured outside the chambers of the Nassau County Legislature on Monday, March 21.
PHOTO CREDIT – Office of the Nassau County Legislature Minority Caucus