Deputy Commissioner John P. Beirne was appointed Deputy Commissioner, Labor Relations on March 5, 2001. He began his career with the New York City Police Department in April, 1962 as a patrolman in the 28th Precinct. As he rose through the uniformed ranks he served in many commands including the 46th Precinct; the 52nd Precinct; the Planning Division; the Chief of Detectives Office; the Chief of Operation's Office, the Police Academy; the Bronx Field Internal Affairs Unit and Patrol Borough Bronx.
Prior to his appointment to Deputy Commissioner, he served as the commanding officer of the Office of Labor Relations as a deputy chief and most recently as an assistant chief. As Deputy Commissioner, Labor Relations he represents the Department in labor negotiations and advises commanders on contract administration. He oversees research and evaluation of proposed labor initiatives and contract proposals on Department operations and procedures and maintains liaison with uniform and civilian representatives of labor organizations to promote a mutually supportive labor relations climate between the Department and its employees.
As a lieutenant, Deputy Commissioner Beirne participated in a management exchange program with the Chicago Police Department working with that city's Police Department for several months. Later as a Deputy Inspector, commanding the 52nd Precinct he was sent to Tokyo, Japan to study that country's community policing programs.
Deputy Commissioner Beirne earned a Juris Doctorate degree from St. John's University School of Law, a Master of Public Administration degree from Long Island University and a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree from Manhattan College for which he received a Police Department scholarship. Deputy Commissioner Beirne is a member of Bar of the State of New York as well as the Eastern and Southern Districts of the Federal Bar.
Deputy Commissioner Beirne has also taught at John Jay College of Criminal Justice as an adjunct professor in the Law and Police Science Department.
Deputy Commissioner Beirne and his wife Barbara are the proud parents of three children and grandparents of eight grandchildren.