Police Commissioner Edward A. Caban began his career with the New York City Police Department as a Police Officer in 1991, patrolling the streets of the South Bronx.
He began climbing the NYPD ranks in 1994 with a promotion to Sergeant. After several supervisory assignments in the Bronx and northern Manhattan, he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1999.
Commissioner Caban entered the executive ranks in 2005 with a promotion to Captain. He served as the Executive Officer of the 23 Precinct in East Harlem before being chosen to lead the 25 Precinct as its Commanding Officer in 2006. He was promoted to Deputy Inspector in 2008, and served as the Adjutant of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, where he oversaw many public-safety programs. He was promoted to Inspector in 2015.
In 2022, Caban became the NYPD’s First Deputy Commissioner, leading a broad range of agency functions according to the strategic vision of the Police Commissioner, including: policy development, personnel management, recruit and in-service training, and overall supervision of the department’s discipline system. He was designated the Police Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Eric Adams on July 17, 2023.
Commissioner Caban holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University. His father, Juan, was a New York City Transit Police Detective, who also served as the President of the Transit Police Hispanic Society.