The New York City Police Department celebrated Hispanic Heritage within the NYPD at an event held Tuesday evening at Police Headquarters. Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly presided over a ceremony at One Police Plaza which gave recognition to and honored members of the Department of Hispanic background.
“The New York City Police Department has always reflected the City it serves in its remarkable diversity,” Commissioner Kelly stated. “That diversity is especially evident among the more than nine thousand men and women of Hispanic heritage that serve our city as members of the New York City Police Department.”
Among those honored at Tuesday’s ceremony was Erica Gonzalez, Executive Editor of El Diario-La Prensa, who served as keynote speaker for the event, and is pictured above with Police Commissioner Kelly wearing the NYPD jacket presented to her by the Police Commissioner.
Also recognized during Tuesday’s ceremony were the NYPD’s Director of the Support Services Bureau, Robert Martinez and the Commanding Officer of the Personnel Orders Section, Inspector Ellen Chang. Twenty-six percent of the New York City Police Department’s Uniformed Officers claim Hispanic heritage.