Most probable new New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a former New York City Police Dept. Captain, has said he would pick a woman to lead the 35,000+ department (Almost 20,000 non-sworn employee’s also) ….
The New York Post does piece on this….
If Adams does this it WILL be a YUGE culture change for a police organization that is solid Irish and Italian American senior management , and has been for over 100 years ….
“My commissioner in New York City, if I’m mayor, No. 1 it’s going to be a woman because it’s time to break that glass ceiling,” Adams said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Adams, as he has previously, said he has been “communicating with” three female candidates, though he wouldn’t specify whom he would potentially choose when he takes office in 2022.
“I’ve made it clear that my police commissioner is going to be a woman,” Adams said on Bloomberg TV.
“We’re going to finally bring the entire city, the largest police department in the country, into the 21st century of woman leadership in law enforcement.”
When asked if the women are currently within the NYPD, Adams would not say, because he didn’t want to “jeopardize” the work they’re currently performing….
There are other women bosses in the department ….
Could the choice be other than a Black woman?
Even someone from outside the department?