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Rodney Harrison, NYPD's top-ranking uniformed officer, to retire next month

Rodney Harrison, NYPD's top-ranking uniformed officer, to retire next month
The New York Police Department's highest-ranking uniformed officer, Rodney Harrison, is retiring Dec. 30 after becoming the first person ever to rise from cadet to chief of the nation's largest police

SEARCH Long Island Sports Newsday TV News Feed Me Opinion Business Obituaries Newsday Live span p11/25/2021Good Afternoon SEARCH span p11/25/2021Good Afternoon News New York Rodney Harrison, NYPD's top-ranking uniformed officer, to retire next month Print Share i pShare Tweet Email The New York Police Department's highest-ranking uniformed officer, Rodney Harrison, is retiring Dec.A New York City native, Harrison is part of a policing family.Share on Facebook Share on TwitterDuring his 30-year career, Harrison served as the department's first African American chief of detectives, was shot while working undercover investigating drug crimes in the 1990s, held assignments in each of the city's five boroughs and had the distinction of being the official in charge of monitoring wind speeds to decide whether the giant balloons of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade could fly in various years.

He's the third African American in that post.30 after becoming the first person ever to rise from cadet to chief of the nation's largest police department, the department announced Thursday.

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