Biography & Net Worth: Eric Adams Appoints Nassau County Detective Key Chant Seawell as New York Police Department’s First Female Police Secretary

NEW YORK CITY (WABC)—New York City’s elected Mayor Eric Adams has named Keechant Sewell as the New York Police Department’s first female police chief, according to a spokeswoman.

Sewell, 49, is currently Nassau County’s chief detective.

She was promoted to that position on September 11, 2020, becoming the first African-American woman to be appointed criminal chief.

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Sewell was a 22-year military veteran and a longtime member of the hostage negotiation team.

She was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Patrick Lynch of the Police Charity Association welcomed Sewell as the next police commissioner of the New York Police Department in a statement Tuesday.

“We welcome Chief Sewell to the second toughest police job in the United States. Of course, the hardest part is the NYPD police officer on the road. The NYPD has crossed our limits. I. Our police and our city back on track. But it has arrived. We look forward to working with him to reach that goal.”

The announcement came days after Adams selected David Banks as prime minister for New York City’s Department of Education.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Eric Adams Appoints Nassau County Detective’s Chant Sewell as New York Police Department’s First Female Police Secretary

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