First Deputy Commissioner Tania Kinsella began her career with the NYPD as a police officer in 2003, patrolling the streets of the 120th Precinct on Staten Island. In 2008, she was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the 68th Precinct in Brooklyn. In 2013, she was promoted to lieutenant and assigned to the 13th Precinct in Manhattan.
First Deputy Commissioner Kinsella was promoted to captain in 2016 and began her executive career as the executive officer of the 120th Precinct. She was designated as the commanding officer of Housing Police Service Area 1 in 2018 and was promoted to deputy inspector in 2019. In 2020, Kinsella was designated as the commanding officer of the 120th Precinct. She was promoted to inspector in 2021.
In 2022, Kinsella was assigned as the executive officer of the Office of the Chief of Patrol, where she was subsequently promoted to deputy chief. There, she focused on the deployment of the Patrol Services Bureau's approximately 13,000 members, monitoring crime, crime statistics, crime trends, and domestic violence crimes. She was designated First Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Police Department on July 17, 2023.
First Deputy Commissioner Kinsella holds a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies and a Master of Arts in Police Leadership and Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is a member of the NYPD Running Club.