Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams on Thursday reiterated his pledge to rent the primary lady as New York Metropolis police commissioner, following his main win on Tuesday.
“My commissioner in New York Metropolis, if I’m mayor, No. 1 it’s going to be a girl as a result of it’s time to interrupt that tumbler ceiling,” Adams stated on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Adams, as he has beforehand, stated he has been “speaking with” three feminine candidates, although he wouldn’t specify whom he would doubtlessly select when he takes workplace in 2022.
“I’ve made it clear that my police commissioner goes to be a girl,” Adams stated on Bloomberg TV.
“We’re going to lastly deliver your entire metropolis, the biggest police division within the nation, into the twenty first century of lady management in legislation enforcement.”
When requested if the ladies are at the moment throughout the NYPD, Adams wouldn’t say, as a result of he didn’t wish to “jeopardize” the work they’re at the moment performing.
If and when he wins in opposition to Republican nominee Curtis Sliwa within the basic election in November, Adams promised he “instantly after” would “reveal the people I’ve selected” to guide the town’s police division.
Among the many potential candidates are Juanita Holmes, Chief Kim Royster, Chief Judith Harrison of Brooklyn North, and Chief Donna Jones, in line with police sources.
Holmes is the police division’s first lady chief of patrol, Royster runs the Transportation Bureau, Jones is third black lady assistant chief in division historical past, and Harrison is the commanding officer of Brooklyn North.
On his marketing campaign web site, Adams lists “appointing the town’s first lady police commissioner” as a part of his police reform plan.