Keechant Sewell. Submitted photo


Kevin Goins, Cheryl Washington – Contributing Writers

Angelo Ellerbee – President, Double XXposure Media Relations

Keechant Sewell. Submitted photo

Keechant Sewell, first African American woman appointed as Commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD). She previously served as the Nassau County Police Department’s Chief of Detectives. Sewell joined the Nassau County Police Department in 1997 and graduated the police academy as the Class Speaker. She worked patrol in the Fifth Precinct in Elmont, New York where she was selected to become a School Resource Officer and a police liaison to the Wayside Home for Girls. She worked undercover assignments, promoted to the rank of Detective and assigned to the First Squad in Baldwin where she investigated and assisted with successful convictions in numerous cases.

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