New York (CBS New York) – The NYPD Thursday announced the highest uniformed police officer, head of the department Rodney HarrisonHe retires at the end of the year.
In 2019, he made history as the first African American Become the chief of detectives.
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Earlier this year, Harrison was promoted again He will end his 30-year career as a department head.
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His departure coincides with the end Major Bill de Blasio Administration.
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Elect Mayor Eric Adams He is Looking to replace the police commissioner, bringing about a change in the vision and leadership of the NYPD.