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Press Release | NO. 2006-005a

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Press Release # 005a
Friday, January 27, 2006

Commissioner Kelly Names Chief Izzo As Head Of Occb.

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly today announced the appointment, effective February 1, of Assistant Chief Anthony J. Izzo, as head of the Police Department's Organized Crime Control Bureau. He succeeds Chief Douglas Zeigler, who yesterday was named Chief of the Community Affairs Bureau. Chief Izzo is currently the commanding officer of the Narcotics Division." Chief Izzo has done an outstanding job of marshalling the Department's resources in our ongoing efforts to combat narcotics trafficking," Commissioner Kelly said. "Working with federal and other partners in these efforts Chief Izzo has consistently shown his ability to manage the complex and demanding requirements of this important mission.

He will apply these skills to the even broader responsibilities of running the Organized Crime Control Bureau." Chief Anthony J. Izzo was appointed to the New York City Police Department in November 1971, and began his career on patrol in the 13th Precinct. He was promoted to Sergeant in October 1981; Lieutenant in June 1989; Captain in July 1994; Deputy Inspector in March 1998; Inspector in September 1999; Deputy Chief in September 2000; and Assistant Chief in June 2002. He has served in the 13, 25, 26, 60, 63, 70, and 105 Precincts, as well as the Applicant Investigation Unit, Highway Patrol, Street Crime Unit, and Patrol Borough Bronx.

Chief Izzo has served as the Commanding Officer of the 75th and 115th Precincts, and Roosevelt Avenue Task Force. He has also as the Executive Officer of the 114th Precinct, and later as Executive Officer of Patrol Borough Bronx.

Chief Izzo holds a B.S. in criminal justice from John Jay College. He is also a 1997 graduate of the Police Management Institute of Columbia University.

Chief Izzo and his wife of 34 years, Diane, have two adult children; Anthony Jr. and Michael.

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