New York: New York City Police Commissioner Kishant SewellShe, the first woman to head the nation’s largest police department, said Monday she was resigning after serving 18 months in the position. No reason was given for stepping down. Sewell, 51, announced the sudden departure of her colleagues in a message, posted online by local television station WABC-TV, in which she praised the “compassion, heroism and selflessness” of members of the New York Police Department (NYPD). .
“You are an exceptional group of hardworking public servants dedicated to the security of this city,” she wrote. “You and your ancestors are the reason the NYPD is known as the gold standard of law enforcement.” Sewell became the first woman, and third African American, to head the NYPD, overseeing some 35,000 uniformed offices and 18,000 civilian employees.


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