The New York Police Department has sworn in a Latino commissioner for the first time

Edward Caban has made history as the first Latino commissioner of the New York Police Department.

Appointing a pioneer: Edward Caban, who is of Puerto Rican descent, was sworn in as the 46th police commissioner on Monday.
* Caban has been with the NYPD since 1991 and has served in a variety of roles, including sergeant, lieutenant, captain, deputy inspector, and inspector.
* He succeeded Keechant Sewell in the role, having previously served as first deputy commissioner.

Track record: During his time as deputy commissioner, there was a double digit decrease in shootings and murders, according to the Mayor’s office.
* Caban expressed his appreciation for the role, describing the NYPD as “the most consequential police department in all of law enforcement.”

Tributes: Caban thanked his family, including his father Juan Caban who was a transit officer concurrently with New York Mayor Eric Adams.
* Mayor Adams praised Caban, stating that he “knew that there was something special about Edward Caban.”

Breaking barriers: Tania Kinsella was also announced as the deputy commissioner, making her the first person of color in that role.
* Kinsella shared her passion for law enforcement, noting it’s about “building community, helping others from all walks of life, and making a difference in people’s lives, especially those in need.”

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