Inaugural induction

NYPD cop becomes highest-ranking black woman in department’s history

“I’m saying this to all the young ladies out there who have been discouraged, who have had challenges: ‘Make this your opportunity’.” That was the advice given by New York Police Department Deputy Chief Kim Royster, who became the highest-ranking in uniformed black woman in department history with her promotion to assistant chief on Monday. Royster joined the force in 1985 as an administrative aide and became a police officer two years later. At her induction ceremony, she expressed her belief that the significance of this new rank could influence future generations of potential police officers. “One of things is that people want to come on this job when they see another individual that represents them,” she said. “And that’s what we’re going to do.”

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