NYPD Chief of Department Rodney Harrison to Retire at Year’s End – CBS New York
November 25, 2021
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD announced Thursday its highest-ranking uniformed police officer, head of the department Rodney Harrison, will retire at the end of the year.
In 2019, he made history as the first African-American to become head of detectives.
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Earlier this year, Harrison was promoted again and will end his 30-year career as a department head.
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His departure coincides with the end of Major Bill de Blasios administration.
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Mayor-elect Eric Adams is looking for a replacement for the police commissioner, which is changing the vision and leadership of the NYPD.