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Press Release # 068
Friday, June 27, 2003

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly Today Presided Over Promotion Ceremonies For 149 Members Of The Department

Announced Appointment of Michael Sheehan to Deputy Commissioner, Counter-Terrorism

To recognize the outstanding efforts of members of the New York City Police Department, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today presided over the promotion ceremony of 77 uniformed officers and 72 civilians at One Police Plaza. Commissioner Kelly also announced the appointment of
Michael Sheehan to Deputy Commissioner, Counter-Terrorism.

"Today we are officially adding yet another remarkably qualified individual to our leadership team," Commissioner Kelly said. "Our new Deputy Commissioner for Counter Terrorism, Michael Sheehan, is a decorated U.S. Army veteran, who has also served at the highest policy levels of the national government and in the international arena."

Sheehan has served at the White House for three different National Security Advisors and two Presidents. From 1989 to 1991, he served on President George H. W. Bush's National Security Council as an intelligence analyst. In 1998, he was named the Department of State's Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism, and in 1999, he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador-at-Large, responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing U.S. counter-terrorism policy abroad.

During the ceremony Commissioner Kelly also recognized the promotion of John Gilmartin to Assistant Chief in the NYPD's Office of Technology and Systems Development. In addition, two officers were promoted to Deputy Chief, three officers to Inspector, and six to Deputy Inspector.

The ceremony also recognized the promotion of 11 officers to Detective Second Grade, 53 to Detective Investigator, and one to Detective Specialist. In addition, 72 civilians were promoted to various positions.

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