Today (Monday, July 17th), Mayor Eric Adams announced Tania Kinsella as the first woman of color to serve as the NYPD’s first deputy commissioner. Additionally, Edward A. Caban was appointed the 46th commissioner of the NYPD—the first Latino in the role in NYPD’s nearly 200-year history.
With 32 years working for the NYPD under his belt, Caban has spent time in nearly every role including police officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, executive officer, commanding officer, deputy inspector, inspector, and first deputy commissioner. Similarly, Kinsella has spent 20 years with the NYPD, previously holding positions such as captain, commanding officer, deputy inspector, and inspector.
“As first deputy commissioner, Commissioner Caban worked side by side with Commissioner Sewell to deliver double digit decreases in shootings and murders in our first year — a downward trend that continues today. And I am confident that Commissioner Caban will continue that legacy of success while supporting our officers going forward every day,” shared Mayor Eric Adams. “The same is true for First Deputy Commissioner Kinsella. The youngest daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and Guyana, her appointment today truly personifies the American Dream.”
First Deputy Police Commissioner Tania Kinsella began her career patrolling around the 120th Precinct on Staten Island. Mother and member of the NYPD Running Club, Kinsella explained that working with the NYPD “was love at first sight because being a police officer is about so much more than keeping people safe. It’s about building community, helping others from all walks of life, and making a difference in people’s lives, especially those in need.”
Police Commissioner Edward A. Caban began his career patrolling the South Bronx in 1991. From there he worked his way, switching between promotions and precincts. He has a family history tied to NYC as his father, Juan, served as a New York City Transit Police detective and the president of the Transit Police Hispanic Society.
“This is a historic moment for all of New York City, not just the NYPD,” said Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks III. “Commissioner Caban and First Deputy Commissioner Kinsella are both exceptional leaders, driven by their dedication to public service and deep understanding of our diverse communities. I look forward to continuing to work with them both toward a safer, more prosperous city.”