NYPD’s Rodney Harrison nominated for Suffolk County Police Commissioner – CBS New York


YAPHNK, NY (CBSNewYork) – NYPD department head Rodney Harrison has been appointed Suffolk County Police Commissioner.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was due to make the announcement Tuesday morning.

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Harrison is retiring from the NYPD at the end of the year after 30 years of service.

If confirmed by the county legislature, he would be the first person of color to hold the office.

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Harrison made history in 2019 as the first African American to become Chief Detective. Earlier this year he was again promoted to Head of Department.

His departure from the NYPD coincides with the end of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.

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“Rodney has been not only a trusted advisor and friend, but exactly the kind of innovative leader our city and department need during these difficult times,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a statement. “He played at all ranks – from patroller to infiltration officer showing immense courage, to department head – with knowledge, skill, integrity and a great passion for our mission continues to always protect life and property and to build lasting relationships. with those we serve. We will miss him, but we wish him good luck.



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