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
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
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.