(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - In recognition of March as Women’s History Month, the Nassau County Legislature honored trailblazing NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell on Monday, March 21. Nassau County Legislator Siela A. Bynoe (D – Westbury) led the presentation on behalf of the members of the Minority Caucus.
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.
“You’ve served in an exemplary fashion,” Legislator Bynoe said to Commissioner Sewell during the presentation. “You are a cop's cop, and we are so proud that someone from the ranks of Nassau County Police Department would go and serve as the 45th police commissioner of NYPD and actually make history.”
PHOTO CAPTION – From left, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell and Legislator Bynoe are pictured outside the chambers of the Nassau County Legislature on Monday, March 21.
PHOTO CREDIT – Office of Legislator Siela A. Bynoe