Despite Diversity Gains, Top NYPD Ranks Fall Short of Reflecting Communities

In 109 of the last 118 years, the NYPD has been run by white men — including James O’Neill, the current commissioner. Since 1901, when the NYPD was first run by a single commissioner, only two of the 42 commissioners appointed by mayors have been non-white.

Despite Diversity Gains, Top NYPD Ranks Fall Short of Reflecting Communities

By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY

Nearly 70% of New York City’s residents are Hispanic, black, Asian or mixed race — a non-white majority …