New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2002-119

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 119
Thursday, October 24, 2002



New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly To Preside Over Promotion Ceremony For 151 Members Of The Department

To recognize the outstanding efforts of members of the New York Police Department, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly will preside over the promotion ceremony of 122 uniformed officers and 29 civilians on Friday, October 25, in the first-floor auditorium of One Police Plaza. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

Commissioner Kelly will appoint Simon Gourdine as Deputy Commissioner of Trials. Gourdine, who has a graduate degree from Harvard University's Business Administration Program and a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University, has an extensive legal background. He has served as Commissioner of the city's Department of Consumer Affairs; Director of Labor Relations for the MTA; General Counsel to the New York City School's Chancellor; and in the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York.

The ceremony will also recognize the following high-level promotions: Gerald Nelson to Assistant Chief and Kevin T. McBride to Deputy Chief, who are both assigned to the School Safety Division. Also, one officer
will be promoted to inspector, and two to deputy inspector.

In addition, 3 officers will be promoted to Lieutenant Commander Detective Squad, 5 to Lieutenant Special Assignment, 30 to Probationary Lieutenant, 2 to Sergeant Supervisor Detective Squad, 5 to Sergeant Special Assignment, 9 to Detective First Grade, 24 to Detective Second Grade, 13 to Detective Investigator, and 26 to Detective Specialist. In addition to the Deputy Commissioner of Trials, another 28 civilians will
be promoted to various positions.

WHAT: NEW YORK CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND W. KELLY TO PRESIDE
OVER PROMOTION CEREMONY OF 151 MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT

WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, AT 11 A.M.

WHERE: FIRST-FLOOR AUDITORIUM – ONE POLICE PLAZA



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