NYPD Commissioner Shea Announces New Executive Designations and Appointments

December 6, 2019

NYPD Commissioner Shea Announces New Executive Designations and Appointments NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea today announced changes at the executive staff level, following the appointments of Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison and Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo, as part of the department's commitment to furthering crime-reduction through Neighborhood Policing and precision-policing efforts.

"When you look at the totality of what we're trying to accomplish across the NYPD and all five boroughs – taking Neighborhood Policing to the next level and enhancing our precision-policing efforts – it is critical to fine-tune the executive team that will lead this vital work" said Police Commissioner Dermot Shea

Announcements include:

Deputy Commissioner Vincent Grippo was appointed to Chief of Staff to the Police Commissioner.

Assistant Chief Martin Morales will be promoted to Chief of Personnel where he will be responsible for the recruitment and selection of personnel. This includes the seeking, selecting, and appointing the most qualified candidates that are reflective of the City's diverse population, to support the department's ever-increasing challenges and complex mission.

Assistant Chief Michael Lipetri will be promoted to Chief of Crime Control Strategies. He has ead the Department's CeaseFire efforts and played a central role in the CompStat process.

Deputy Chief Martine Materasso was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Counterterrorism. As head of the Counterterrorism Bureau, she will lead the City's efforts against the threat of international and domestic terrorism and play an integral role in the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. She is the first female to hold this appointment.

Chief Lori Pollock was appointed Chief of Collaborative Policing, where she will foster shared responsibility for public safety through productive partnerships with individuals, government agencies, and community-based organizations. In this position, she will play an important role in the Department's new youth strategies efforts.

Chief William T. Morris was appointed Chief of Transportation who will continue the critical work of ensuring the safety and security of motorists, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists on the streets and highways throughout New York City and manages traffic control.

Chief Thomas Chan was appointed to Chief of Office of Management Analysis and Planning, the Department's central body for research, analysis, and policy development.

Chief Raymond Spinella was appointed to Chief of Support Services which oversees the Fleet Services Division, Property Clerk Division, Central Records Division, and the Printing Section.

Deputy Chief Galen Frierson will be promoted to Assistant Chief and appointed Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Queens North.

Inspector Brian McGee will be promoted to Deputy Chief and appointed Commanding Officer Detective Borough Manhattan North

Deputy Chief Eddie Lott was appointed as Commanding Officer of Equity and Inclusion.

Deputy Inspector Julie Morrill will be promoted to Deputy Chief and appointed Commanding Officer Detective Borough Queens North.

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