TITLE

Joyce Stephen Named New York City Police Dept.'s 1st Black Female Deputy Chief

PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Jet;3/24/2003, Vol. 103 Issue 13, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Inspector Joyce Stephen was sworn in as deputy chief of the New York Police Department (NYPD), becoming the first black woman to hold the prestigious post. Stephen, 45, who holds a bachelors of science degree in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, joined the NYPD in 1981 at the 46th Precinct in the Bronx. She rose through the ranks serving as commanding officer of the 28th Precinct in Manhattan and the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Training. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Stephen's promotion showed that the department is working to diversify its top levels. Stephen, a native of Sumter, SC, said that as child she was inspired to enter into law enforcement after watching the hit TV show "Get Christy Love."
ACCESSION #
9327199

 

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