NYPD Chief of Department James O'Neill to Replace Bratton as Police Commissioner
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Mayor Bill de Blasio has named NYPD Chief of Department James O'Neill to replace Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. A Flatbush native, O'Neill has served in the NYPD for over 30 years. O'Neill is the architect of the neighborhood policing program - an initiative to strengthen the relationship between police and the communities they serve.
"If I want to accomplish anything, I just want to make sure that the cops know the community, but more importantly, that the community knows us. And that we want everything that everyone else wants in this city - for everybody to be safe," he said.
Commissioner Bratton is confident O'Neill is fit for the job. He jokingly says it'll be easy to stay out of O'Neill hair, because he doesn't have any.