NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell pens farewell letter to NYC
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell has announced her resignation after just 18 months in the role, leaving many residents of New York City questioning what led to her sudden departure. However, Sewell took to social media to pen a heartfelt farewell to the city, thanking New Yorkers for allowing her to serve them and calling rubbing elbows with locals “among the most rewarding experiences of my tenure.” She emphasized that the safety of residents is the primary focus of the NYPD and thanked the officers who worked hard to produce results, including double-digit decreases in shootings in the five boroughs during her watch. Sewell went on to highlight the community efforts she launched to make New Yorkers “our most valuable partners” in keeping the city safe. Sewell is the first woman to hold the post of NYPD commissioner.
Who is Keechant Sewell?
Keechant Sewell is the former NYPD commissioner who held the post for 18 months before announcing her resignation in June 2022. She is the first woman to have held this role.
Why did she resign?
The reason for her sudden resignation is not entirely clear, although some insiders have suggested that she was weary of the mayor’s heavy-handed control of the department. It is also possible that there were other factors at play.
What did Sewell achieve during her tenure?
Sewell oversaw double-digit decreases in shootings in the five boroughs during her time as commissioner. She also launched several community efforts to make New Yorkers “our most valuable partners” in keeping the city safe.
Who will replace Sewell as NYPD commissioner?
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Edward Caban is next in line to serve as an interim top cop while officials at City Hall figure out what to do long-term.
“Commissioner Keechant Sewell of NYPD writes a goodbye letter to New York City”
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell bid farewell to the New York City residents in an unusual, heartfelt farewell letter, expressing her gratitude for getting to know the communities during her 18-month tenure. In the public letter, Sewell praised the NYPD’s efforts in reducing shootings and highlighted her community efforts to bring residents and the police closer together to keep the city safe. Despite being a less public figure than her predecessor, she wrote that community outreach was one of the most rewarding experiences of her time. Sewell announced her resignation as the NYPD’s 45th commissioner in a more formal letter to the department, revealing that Deputy Commissioner Edward Caban would serve as an interim top cop after she steps down on June 30. The move reportedly caught Mayor Eric Adams by surprise, although insiders said Sewell had been considering her resignation since March.