NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey Takes Over As NYPD Chief of Department

The new NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey.

By Hamodia Staff

NEW YORK – On Friday, Dec. 2, NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell announced the appointment of NYPD Chief of Patrol Jeffrey B. Maddrey as the Chief of Department.

Chief of Department Ken Corey’s retirement took effect at the end of November, and Chief Maddrey was sworn in as Chief of Department.

Chief Maddrey tweeted, “Chief Corey joined the NYPD as an officer in 1990. Rising up the ranks, he was named Chief of Department at the start of this year. As he walks out of NYPD Headquarters for the final time, we gathered to thank him for his service & wish him a long and happy retirement.”

As Chief of Department, Chief Maddrey, a 31-year veteran of the NYPD, is the agency’s highest-ranking uniformed officer and the four-star leader charged with overseeing the Department’s crime-fighting strategies and implementing its operational plans.

He joined the NYPD in 1991 and is a child of New York, a beneficiary of its public schools, and a policing manager who has amassed a portfolio of diverse leadership positions in his career. He spent years as borough commander in northern Brooklyn and later assumed leadership of the Department’s Community Affairs Bureau at a pivotal moment during the NYPD’s efforts to deepen its ties with all New Yorkers.

Over the years, Chief Maddrey has developed a working relationship with various community askanim in the area.

“I’ve been fortunate to work for Chief Maddrey as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Inspector and now, Inspector, said NYPD Inspector Richie Taylor. “Chief Maddrey has been an essential leader during many recent events such as the child who was lost in Canarsie park last year. The fire that was started outside Yeshiva of Flatbush by an individual filled with anti-Semitic rage, which an arrest was made. The credible terrorist threat against the Jewish community of New York City just 2 weeks ago on Shabbos, which arrests were made.

“I’ve been in close contact with Chief Maddrey every step of the way for his guidance and support. Chief Maddrey’s caring demeanor and professionalism resonates throughout the entire City. We are all extremely fortunate to have him as our Chief of Department.”

In addition to the appointment of Chief Maddrey, NYPD Commissioner L. Sewell announced 17 other changes in police leadership positions.

Community askanim seen with Chief Maddrey over the years.
Chief Maddrey joining NYPD Inspector Richie Taylor (third right) at a simchah of a community askan.

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