December 1, 2022
Longtime Company Leaders Finish Many years of Service
Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell right now introduced the retirement of three veteran New York Metropolis Police Division chiefs and a civilian deputy commissioner who’ve made lasting contributions of their essential roles and throughout their careers.
The 4 leaders are retiring from jobs managing a few of the division’s most essential capabilities, together with defending the town’s subways and public housing areas and overseeing the NYPD’s elite Particular Operations Division.
The three retiring chiefs are Chief of Transit Jason Okay. Wilcox; Chief of Housing Kathleen M. O’Reilly; and Chief of Particular Operations Harry Wedin. Moreover, Robert S. Martinez, the division’s Deputy Commissioner of Help Providers is retiring.
“Kathy O’Reilly, Harry Wedin, Jason Wilcox, and Bob Martinez are devoted public servants. Collectively, these executives devoted practically a century-and-a-half of service to the NYPD and the individuals of New York Metropolis and we owe them a debt gratitude for his or her tireless contributions,” stated Commissioner Sewell. “It was a privilege to serve alongside every of them, and I want all of them the perfect of their future endeavors.”
Chief Wilcox joined the NYPD in April 1987 and started his profession on patrol within the 44 Precinct within the Bronx, the place he later rose to turn into the borough’s detective commander – its chief investigator. He additionally served as Commanding Officer of the Detective Bureau Central Theft Division, the 33 Precinct, and Transit Borough Manhattan.
Chief Wilcox stated he would look again on his profession with delight.
“From my earlier years working within the NYPD’s Transit Bureau, I all the time dreamed of at some point working it,” stated Chief Wilcox. “The chance to now retire from this nice police division, as its Chief of Transit, is an honor I’ll cherish in all the times forward.”
Chief O’Reilly started her policing profession in 1991, when she grew to become an officer within the former New York Metropolis Housing Police Division. She rose via the ranks and served in a number of essential management positions within the NYPD, together with as Chief of Transit and Chief of Patrol. Like Chief Wilcox, her most up-to-date project as Chief of Housing has introduced her NYPD profession full circle.
“It has been an honor to be a New York Metropolis Police officer,” stated Chief O’Reilly. “Now, as I depart the division, I need to specific my deepest gratitude to every member of the NYPD for his or her tireless work and professionalism day-after-day and evening – and I say thanks to all of you.”
Chief Wedin has served practically 42 years within the NYPD – becoming a member of the division in January 1981 and beginning his profession on patrol within the 67 Precinct in Brooklyn. After serving because the Commanding Officer of the division’s Operations Division, in addition to main the 67 and 72 precincts, Chief Wedin ascended to Chief of Particular Operations, an integral project main a division that serves the remainder of the NYPD – and the town’s residents – with elite models such because the Aviation, Mounted, and Emergency Service models.
Chief Wedin stated he would all the time mirror on the bravery of his fellow officers – in innumerable, on a regular basis encounters with New Yorkers and within the memorable rescue jobs he took half in and led.
“Once I suppose again on the arc of my profession, I consider the individuals we helped, the New Yorkers we had been so privileged to serve,” stated Chief Wedin. “I take delight in having labored alongside a gaggle of individuals – New York Metropolis cops – who so bravely and selflessly commit their lives to their fellow human beings. I do know firsthand that there are none higher.”
Deputy Commissioner Martinez joined the NYPD in June 1986, as an auto service employee within the Fleet Providers Division, and rose to the very best degree of that integral bureau. Transformative adjustments in transportation occurred throughout his greater than 36-year tenure and Commissioner Martinez embraced the evolution to things like the rise of hybrid and electrical fashions of automobiles, reductions in departmental gas consumption, and the appearance of latest applied sciences akin to low-frequency sirens and extra seen lights on marked patrol automobiles.
“I rose via the ranks with a clear-eyed imaginative and prescient for making our fleet safer – for our cops and for the communities they serve,” stated Commissioner Martinez. “Because the longtime chief, and steward, of this bureau, I’m proud to be handing off a good stronger bureau to these NYPD leaders who observe me.”
The retirements will probably be efficient on December 30.