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Mayor Adams Appoints Anthony Miranda as New York City Sheriff

May 3, 2022

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the appointment of Anthony Miranda as sheriff of the City of New York. As sheriff, Miranda will oversee the primary civil law enforcement agency for New York City: the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for a wide array of enforcement activities, including the duty to preserve the peace, and serve and enforce mandates and orders issued from local or state courts, the federal government, foreign countries, the New York City Tax Tribunal, and the commissioner of the Department of Finance. It is an enforcement arm of the Department of Finance. 

“The prerequisite to prosperity is public safety and justice, and the people who serve this city embody that maxim,” said Mayor Adams. “Anthony Miranda has spent decades protecting and serving the people of this city, and, as sheriff, he will bring his experience, expertise, and passion to ensure the office fulfills its mission and serves all New Yorkers fairly and equitably.” 

“It is an honor to join the leadership ranks and long history of the New York City Sheriff’s Office as the 123rd sheriff,” said New York City Sheriff Anthony Miranda. “I look forward to serving this administration and the great city of New York in ensuring the Sheriff’s Office and all its members serve with distinction and integrity.”   

"I congratulate Anthony Miranda on his appointment as New York City Sheriff," said First Deputy Mayor Lorraine Grillo. "The sheriff has a critical role in enforcement for the city and after years of dedicated service, I look forward to Anthony stepping into this leadership role." 

“We are thrilled to welcome Anthony Miranda to the Department of Finance,” said New York City Finance Commissioner Preston Niblack. “The Office of the Sheriff plays a vital and unique role not only in protecting public safety in myriad ways, but in ensuring fair and equitable administration of our tax laws. I want to thank outgoing Sheriff Joseph Fucito for his eight years of dedicated service to the City of New York, and look forward to his continued contributions as undersheriff-in-charge.” 

"Mayor Adams has again added a true leader to his team by appointing Anthony Miranda as New York City’s Sheriff. Miranda has dedicated his career to this city, and I have no doubt he will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the office of the sheriff. I congratulate Anthony on his appointment, and I know he will work tirelessly to address the needs of all communities," said New York State Senator Luis R. Sepúlveda.

“Tony Miranda is a man of the community. As a law enforcement officer, he has always put the safety of the public first,” said Fernando Tapia, justice, New York State Supreme Court. “He’s a family man and a community-oriented individual, and he tells you exactly what you need to hear and not what you want to hear. I’m confident that as sheriff he’ll bring the same values of integrity, honesty, and decency that have guided him throughout his career.” 

About Anthony Miranda 

Anthony Miranda is co-founder and executive chairman of the National Latino Officers Association. He previously served as chief of police and director of security for the New York City Administration of Children’s Services. Before that, he served as the regional security director of Home Life Services, a provider of alternative housing services. 

After serving as a first responder during 9/11, Miranda retired in 2002 and became a law enforcement consultant providing expert guidance to justices, lawyers, and civilians on policing matters. 

He joined the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in 1982 serving as a police officer, an undercover police officer, a detective, and a sergeant. He specialized in community policing, training, and policy. He worked in the Internal Affairs Bureau, Training Bureau – Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Training, Organized Crime Control Bureau, Detective Bureau, Police Service Area (Housing), and various police precincts in Brooklyn North. 

Miranda earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College and an Associates from New York City College of Technology. He is currently working on his M.S. in Criminal and Social Justice from King Graduate School at Monroe College. 

Miranda will report to Commissioner Preston Niblack of the Department of Finance, under First Deputy Mayor Lorraine Grillo. 


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