New York City Police Commissioner

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Police Commissioner
of the City of New York
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NYPD Commissioner's Shield
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Incumbent
Raymond Kelly

since January 1, 2002
StyleThe Honorable
Inaugural holderMichael C. Murphy
Formation1901
Salary$215,000 annually[1]
WebsiteOffice of the Commissioner
 
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Police Commissioner
of the City of New York
NYPD Commissioner.png
NYPD Commissioner's Shield
Ray Kelly US Commissioner of Customs.jpg
Incumbent
Raymond Kelly

since January 1, 2002
StyleThe Honorable
Inaugural holderMichael C. Murphy
Formation1901
Salary$215,000 annually[1]
WebsiteOffice of the Commissioner

The New York City Police Commissioner is the head of the New York City Police Department. Governor Theodore Roosevelt, in one of his final acts before becoming Vice President of the United States in March 1901, signed legislation replacing the Police Board[clarification needed] and office of police chief with a single police commissioner.[why?]

The Commissioner is a civilian administrator appointed by the Mayor of New York City. There is a separate position of Chief of Department, the holder of which serves as the senior sworn uniformed member of the force.[2]

Commissioners[edit]

Pre-1901[edit]

Prior to 1901, the NYPD was run by a board of four to six commissioners that jointly ran the department. The following is a list of some of the most famous members of the Police Commission:

Post-1901[edit]

From 1901 onwards, the NYPD has been run by a single commissioner that solely ran the department. The following is a list of the commissioners:

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