New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2003-089

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 089
Thursday, July 31, 2003



New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly To Promote Assistant Chief Joanne Jaffe To Chief Of Housing Bureau, Making Her The Highest-Ranking Female Officer In Department History

Chief Douglas Zeigler To Be Appointed to Chief of Organized Crime Control Bureau

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly will appoint Assistant Chief Joanne Jaffe to Chief of the Housing Bureau, making her the highest-ranking female officer in Department history, during a promotion
ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 1, in the first-floor auditorium of One Police Plaza. Commissioner Kelly will also appoint Chief Douglas Zeigler, who is the current Chief of Housing, to Chief of the Organized Crime Control Bureau.

In addition, Commissioner Kelly will promote 103 uniformed officers and 17 civilian members of the Department to various positions.

"Chief Jaffe is an outstanding leader who has excelled in a series of commands. I am confident that she will continue to raise the standards of excellence and professionalism in her new capacity as Chief of Housing," Commissioner Kelly said. "I am also pleased to appoint Chief Zeigler to the Organized Crime Control Bureau. In addition to his exemplary record throughout 30 years of service, Chief Zeigler brought numerous innovations and new technologies to the Housing Bureau. I am sure he will bring the same level of commitment to his new post."

Assistant Chief Jaffe is currently the Commanding Officer of the Office of Management Analysis and Planning. She joined the Department in November 1979, and began her career on patrol in the 75 Precinct. Since then she has served in the 1, 9, 13, 19, 33, 75, 104, and 115 Precincts, as well as the Narcotics Division and Street Crime Unit. In June 1998, she was promoted to Assistant Chief, after having served as Commanding Officer of the 1, 19 and 33 Precincts. Assistant Chief Jaffe earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, as well as a Master's degree in Forensic Psychology, from John Jay College. She is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy.

Chief Zeigler is currently the Chief of the Housing Bureau. He joined the Department in November 1973, and began his career on patrol in Police Service Area 2. Since then he has served as Commanding Officer of the
Housing Department's Office of the Chief of Patrol and as the Executive Officer of Patrol Borough Queens South. Assistant Chief Zeigler earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, as well as a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School.

In addition, 120 members of the Department will be promoted during the ceremony, including: 12 officers to Captain, 34 to Sergeant, 48 to Detective Investigator, 9 to Detective Specialist, and 17 civilians to various positions.

WHAT: POLICE COMMISSIONER KELLY TO PROMOTE ASSISTANT CHIEF JOANNE JAFFE TO CHIEF OF HOUSING BUREAU

WHEN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, AT 11 A.M.

WHERE: FIRST-FLOOR AUDITORIUM - - ONE POLICE PLAZA



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